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LAHORE: The Punjab Muttahida Mahaz Asatiza decided on Sunday to launch a province-wise protest from April 14 as the government had been turning a deaf ear to ‘just’ demands of teachers for the last couple of months.
“The protest campaign will be launched with a massive rally at Multan’s Nawan Shehr Chowk,” central secretary general Kashif Shahzad said at an emergent meeting of the Mahaz representatives from all over the province, here at a government school.
He said a protest demonstration would be staged at Dera Ghazi Khan’s Government High School No 1 on April 15 and at Government Technical High School the following day.
Protest rallies would be taken out from Sargodha on April 21, from Gujranwala on April 25, from Rawalpindi on April 25, from Faisalabad on April 28 and from Sahiwal on April 29, said Mr Shahzad.
Teachers from all over the province would gather outside Masjid-i-Shuhada in Lahore on May 8 to march up to the Chief Minister’s House and stage a sit-in there, he said.
The protest plan was finalised at the meeting presided over by Mahaz chairman Tariq Mahmood and participated in by Punjab Teachers Union central president Hafiz Ghulam Mohyuddin, Punjab SES Teachers Association central president Rana Sultan Mahmood, Punjab Educators Association central president Chaudhry Safdar, Senior Staff Association’s former central president Hafiz Abdul Nasir and other office-bearers of the bodies, said Mr Shahzad.
Published in Dawn, April 13th, 2015
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