Islamabad-Daily-wage employees of model colleges under Federal Directorate of Education held a protest demo against Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development Division Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhry for not releasing their salaries and not regularising their services.

Dozens of the employees protested outside the accountability court at the time of appearance of former premier Nawaz Sharif to attract his attention towards the issue. The protesters, holding placards, shouted slogans against Dr Tariq for failing to resolve their issues during his over four years in office.

President Daily Wages Employees Association Fahd Meraj said that the minister for CADD had time to accompany the former premier to the court but had no time for hundreds of employees in the education sector under him.

“The protestors came here to tell the former PM that Dr Tariq had failed in resolving issues of the education sector, particularly of the daily-wage employees of the model colleges”, he said.

A teacher, Rooh-ul-Ameen, said that daily-wage employees protest had entered in the third week but no development had been observed. He said that the teachers were compelled to mark their protest before the former PM as none of their demand had been fulfilled by the CADD ministry.

He said that the ministry had still not taken steps for releasing the salaries of the teachers which has not been paid for last six months.

Around 2,200 teaching and non-teaching staff’s future is hanging in balance for the last three years and are on roads every six months for release of their salaries and regularisation of their services.

The protestors also condemned fresh hiring by the CADD ministry to fill the various vacancies in the educational institutions, labelling it as discrimination against the daily-wage employees. “New hiring is not acceptable,” the protesters said, adding that “Inhuman behaviour of the ministry will be not allowed”.

The minister for CADD had formed a three-member committee comprising deputy mayors Zeshan Naqvi, Chaudhry Riffat and Abida Raja to address the issues of daily-wage employees while a legal expert was asked to give presentation on the issue.

However, till now, the committee has not given its recommendations.