Peshawar, Dec 11: Fata communal teachers staged a protest demonstration in front of Fata secretariat on Warsak road Peshawar here on Tuesday demanding regularization of service and release of due salaries, FRC learnt.
The protesters blocked busiest Warsak road for hours and chanted anti government slogans.
The protest was led by president of Fata Communal Teacher Association, Inzar Gul, and General Secretary, Shah Hakim Wazir, and was attended by hundreds of teachers from all over Fata.
Addressing the protest rally Inzar Gul highlighted the importance of communal schools in FATA and the role they played in spreading education in the remote areas of tribal belt.
“956 communal schools were established in 1998 throughout FATA and since then they have been providing elementary education to the tribal children at their doorstep”, said Mr Gul.
He further elaborated that 1315 teachers were recruited for the established schools that later on approached federal government for regularization of their services.
“Government of Pakistan notified 618 teachers to be permanent while the remaining 697 teachers/employees are still waiting for their permanent notifications”, said Mr. Gul.
The protestors alleged interference of Fata secretariat officials as main hurdle in the way of their service regularization.
“We will fight for our rights till the last drop of blood”, Mr Gul said.
Later on Secretary Law & Order Fata Secretariat held negotiations with protestors and assured them to pay all the arrears within two months besides taking steps for their service regularization.