Exam held despite teachers' tricks
MIANWALI, May 29(Dawn): Protesting teachers used mosque amplifier on Monday
morning announcing that the Punjab government had cancelled the class five
examination. The trick, however, failed when parents approached the Education
Department and were told that there was no change in the schedule. Up to 3,000
students took their papers at the Education Complex amid tight police
It was learnt that the papers had been leaked due to alleged mismanagement
of the Education Department.
Also, newly-appointed Education Executive
District Officer Chaudhry Nasir reportedly went on leave to avoid political
pressure regarding the suspension of protesting teachers. We learnt Mr Nasir
is facing immense pressure from politicians to withdraw suspension of round
about 20 striking teachers.
In his absence, Muhammad Farooq Khan,
education district officer, supervised the proceedings.
He said had had
given a message to teachers that without their participation the department
could give papers.
Teachers took out a procession from Central Model High
school which culminated on Kalabagh Road. They chanted slogans against the
government for not accepting their demands. At Jehaz Chowk, their leaders
Rafiullah Khan, Muhammad Sher Khan, Bhawan shah, Mustafa Sialvi and Tariq Shah
addressed the rally and vowed to continue their strike till acceptance of their