Gilgit, May 10: The government of Gilgit-Baltistan has formed a three-member parliamentary committee to attempt to resolve the issues faced by the teachers of Social Action Programme school teachers.
The teachers have been on a strike in front of the Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly for the last one week. They are demanding regularization of their services and increment in salaries. The efforts of the GBLA members to pacify the teachers have failed in the past.
The three member committee comprises of Minister Muhamamd Naseer, Parliamentary Secretary Muhammad Ayub and MLA Fida Muhammad Nashad. The committee has been tasked to discuss the demands of the SAP teachers with the National Education Foundation (NEF).
The SAP schools were part of a World Bank funded programme started in the early 90s. The schools were later handed over to the National Education Foundation (NEF).