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Two injured as police baton charge teachers’ protest in Karachi

F.P. Report

KARACHI: Police baton-charged teachers who were protesting non-payment of salaries outside Karachi Press Club on Tuesday.

Two protesters were injured and three arrested during the protest. Police also tried to disperse the protesters with the use of water cannons.

The protesters claimed that the authorities had assured them that they will be paid before Eid. However, they called a strike when their salaries were not released after Eid. The protesters also threatened to surround Chief Minister House if their demands are not met.

Following the incident, provincial Information Secretary Nasir Hussain Shah reached the protest site and discussions with the protesters are under way.  On July 25, around 300 government school teachers renewed their demand for salaries outside KPC.

A similar protest was held earlier as well, which ended in front of Sindh Assembly on June 5, the same day provincial budget was announced.

The protest ended after Secretary of School Education Abdul Aziz Uqaili assured the protesters that their problems will be resolved within a week.

Teachers across the provinces have been protesting non-payment of salaries since the last five years.

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