Governor Magsi urges teachers to call off strike
QUETTA, Feb 4: Balochistan Governor Nawab Zulfiqar Ali Magsi assured protesting teachers on Monday that problems relating to their job would be taken up with the Council of Common Interests and asked them to call off their strike.
About 5,000 male and female teachers recruited under the Aghaz-i-Huqooq-i-Balochistan Package have been observing strike for several days because of delay in payment of salaries by the federal government.
They have been urging the government to regularise their services. On Monday, they staged a sit-in in Quetta for acceptance of their demands.
The governor directed Chief Secretary Babar Yaqoob Fateh Mohammad and secretaries of education and finance departments to prepare a case of regularisation of teachers’ services so that the same could be sent to the federal government.