Punjab internee teachers cry for salaries
GUJRANWALA, Sept 26: Around two dozen women teachers of government primary
schools who were recruited under the National Internship Programme (NIP) have
protested non-payment of their salaries for past three months and termed it an
oppressed act on part of the government. They demanded that they should
immediately be paid.
Parents said that the Punjab government had
recruited 29 Master's degree holder women of Gujranwala district under the NIP
and later deployed them in girls primary schools through the education
department three months ago.
They said that the girls only in Gujranwala
district were not being paid since their recruitment while their counterparts in
Lahore, Multan, Faisalabad and Rawalpindi districts were being paid
They said that during the past three months, a few teachers
had left the job after getting disappointed over non-payment of salaries on
They urged the Punjab government and education department to pay
them their wages and redress their agony, particularly during the holy month of
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