Teachers’ protest outside KPC enter fifth day
KARACHI (92 News) – The protesting teachers have on Friday continued their sit-in outside the Karachi Press Club (KPC) on the fifth consecutive day after police tortured them for moving towards the Chief Minister’s House.
The protesting teachers have been demanding to increase their salaries and make their jobs permanent. The protesters carrying placards and banners chanted slogans against the provincial government.
Karachi police fired water cannon and resorted to baton-charge and tear-gas to prevent protesting teachers from moving towards the Chief Minister’s House to lodge their protest.
As several hundred teachers arrived at the scheduled time at Karachi Press Club and tried to proceed onwards, contingents of police already deployed at all surrounding roads, where temporary barriers were also set up, baton-charged them, fired tear gas shells and used water cannon, causing injuries to some protesting teachers, including a woman.
The protesting teachers said that they will protest until their demands are met, even after assurances by the Commissioner.
The teachers had taken to the streets in protest for not being granted permanent status by the government despite being appointed since 2014. They had also cleared the National Testing Service (NTS) exam.