NOORPUR THAL  - The Muttahida Mohaz Assatzah (MMA) Khushab district staged a protest in favour of their demands outside Noorpur Thal Press Club here the other day.

Earlier, the teachers gathered at Government Boys High School, from where they marched towards the press club.

The protesters were led by MMA District President Malik Imtiaz Awan, Khushab PTU Senior Vice-President Malik Ghazanfar Ali China, Khushab ET President Shahid Iltaf Awan, PTU Tehsil President Malik Haji Sher Iqbal Baghoor and Khushab PTU General Secretary Malik Shoukat Hayat Shahi. The teacher community of various caders participated in the protest. The protesters were holding banners and placards. They were shouting slogans against the anti-teachers policies of the government.

Speaking on the occasion, MMA district President Malik Imtiaz Awan and Khushab PTU Senior Vice-President Malik Ghazanfar Ali China said that teachers of the district had been facing severe problems for the last couple of years but the authorities concerned were either unwilling of unable to give heed to the issues of helpless teaching community. They said in service promotion formula was not being implemented in letter and spirit. A large number of teachers who had completed the required years for promotion to the next scale were being denied promotion.

“Promotion is now considered a dream. We have already met officials concerned and apprised them about the anger of the teaching community. We also made clear to them that the government strategies are not acceptable to them,” said teacher leaders.

MMA local leaders included Malik Sher Iqbal, Hafeez Arshed Gahi, Nazir Jasra, and Zia Ullah Abid also spoke on the occasion.