Islamabad: Protesting teachers in Balochistan, Pakistan boycotted the matriculation examination on Friday for their demands. The Observer of the Provincial Education Department said that under the banner of Balochistan employees and workers grand alliance, teachers are protesting and demanding salary hike. Due to the exam boycott, a large number of students were seen outside various schools in Chaman. . A spokesman for the Education Department said that the students kept waiting for their paper but the teachers were adamant on their demands.
Meanwhile, the Observer of Pakistan reported that there was partial boycott of the matriculation examination in different parts of the province. The teachers have vowed to continue the sit-in till their demands are met. A spokesman of the Balochistan employee and activist Grand Alliance said that the dharna would continue till their demands were accepted. Meanwhile in early April, Pakistan's southwestern province of Balochistan was cut off from other parts of the country due to ongoing demonstrations by government employees demanding wage increases.
Last week, Section 144 was enacted in Quetta district to ban all public ceremonies after the provincial government in Balochistan called for protests given by the Teachers Association. Let me tell you that even last month, hundreds of teachers had staged a demonstration in Muzaffarabad city of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir demanding an increase in salary. Teachers have urged the government to meet their demands, threatening to boycott all government duties, including election work.