PT Report | Photos: Mueez Shah
Aliabad (Hunza), May 2: The teachers’ protest is fast spreading across Gilgit-Baltistan. Overshadowed by the Awami Action Committee’s Dharna, the protest of the government teachers has resurfaced with hundreds of teachers and thousands of students coming on the roads to demand more salaries and promotions for the teachers.
The Teachers’ Association of Gilgit-Baltistan had called for a region-wide strike earlier this month, after the GB government failed to honor its promises and give promotions to the teachers who have been serving at different pay scales.
Today, a large number of teachers and students protested in Aliabad, the undeclared administrative headquarters of the Hunza-Nagar district, demanding fulfilment of their demands .Similar protest demonstrations have also been held recently in other parts of the region, including Nomal, as well as parts of Ghangche and other districts.