Teachers call off protest campaign

LAHORE, July 2(Dawn): The Muttahida Mahaz Asatza Punjab (MMAP) has announced the suspension of its agitation campaign following a marathon meeting with the Punjab government top officials, led by chief secretary Salman Siddique, at Punjab Civil Secretariat on Saturday.

According to a news release issued by the MMAP, the chief secretary has assured the team that the Punjab government is not considering to denationalise nine educational institutions.

The spokesman said the chief secretary also assured the delegation that teaching allowance would be given to teachers.

The meeting also discussed other demands, including time-scale promotions, issues related to educators, equalisation of urban and rural areas allowances, increase in headteachers and science teaching allowance, revival of old academic session, monitoring system and the role of NGOs in institutions.

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