Daily-wage teachers block Kashmir Highway to meet their demands


Islamabad, March 1 (TNS): Protesting daily-wage teachers on Wednesday blocked Kashmir Highway, a busy road of federal capital.

Carrying placards demanding regularisation, the teachers chanted slogans against the government, the Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) and the FDE – which runs their schools.

Police used lathi-charge against protesters to clear the highway however female demonstrators lay down on road.

The teaching and non-teaching staff protesting for not regularising their services or paying them since July 2017.

Around 2,000 daily-wage teaching and non-teaching staff have been working at FDE-run educational institutions for several years, but the government has not taken meaningful steps to regularise the services who were appointed on merit and meet the criteria for eligibility.