Federal teachers announces to end protest infront of parliament

Police resist advance as protesters cross all the hurdles

By: News Desk
Published: 12:16 PM, 23 Dec, 2021
Federal teachers announces to end protest infront of parliament
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Federal teachers announces to end protest infront of parliament
Federal teachers announces to end protest infront of parliament
Federal teachers announces to end protest infront of parliament
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A large number of protesting teachers on Thursday crossed all the obstacles in their way and reached in front of the Parliament House in Islamabad raising slogans in support of their demands and later announced to end their protest, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

They muscled with policemen while crossing the barbed wires erected by ICT Police to prevent their advance.

The protesting teachers of the federal capital also chanted slogans against the government.

The protesters vowed that they won’t call off their strike until the ordinance is amended paving way for the withdrawal of placement of schools under the mayor.

The ICT police personnel tried to stop the advance of the protesters by pushing them away from the barbed wires but the teachers forced their way through.

A large number of teachers boycotted the classes and initially gathered in front of the National Press Club aka Islamabad Press Club and later marched towards the Parliament House.

They blame the Education Ministry for not contacting them after the negotiations.

Fazal Maula, Chairman of the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the protest, has announced to chalk out the further course of action after today’s proceedings of the protest.

The teachers went on strike against the Local Government Ordinance 2021 under which the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) - the regulatory body of schools - would report to the yet-to-be elected mayor of Islamabad.

Reports said that all 390 schools in the federal capital remained closed, affecting around 200,000 students.

Reporter Saba Bajeer