Balochistan government employees end 12 days long protest

Malik Kakar announced ending the protest in his address to the protesters

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Balochistan government employees end 12 days long protest

Manan Khan :

QUETTA: The Grand Employees Alliance (GEA) called off agitation after the assurance by the Balochistan government for acceptance of employees’ demands. The protesting employees staged a sit-in for 12 days and blocked all roads leading towards the Red Zone.

“We have decided to end the agitation after assurance by the government”, Malik Kakar, the GEA leader told the protesters. The GEA leaders held thorough negotiations with the government committee for solutions to employees’ problems. Court has assured us for acceptance of our demands, Mr. Kakar announced.

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Teachers ended a boycott of matric examinations 

The protesting teachers also announced to end the boycott of matric examinations in Balochistan. Teachers staged a boycott of matric examinations on Friday. Habib ur Rehman Mardanzai, the leader of the Government Teachers Association Balochistan held a meeting with education minister Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind. “Teachers should perform their exam duties tomorrow”, Mr. Mardanzai announced after the meeting.

Protesting employees removing tents after they called ending 12 days long agitation in Quetta

Teachers protest caused postponement of matric paper

Matric examinations could not be held because of strikes by teachers. The government teachers association Balochistan had announced to boycott the examinations. “Since morning, I have been waiting, but there is not a teacher”, Bilal Ahmed, a student lamented. Bilal was waiting outside the Shafiq Ahmed Khan Shaheed High School Quetta.

Court directed employees to end the strike

The Balochistan High Court (BHC) directed the government employees to end the protest on Friday. A division bench of the BHC comprising Chief Justice, Mr. Justice Jamal Mandokhail, and Mr. Justice Kamran Malakhail asked the employees to bring an end to the ongoing protest.

Advocate General Balochistan, Arbab Tahir Kasi, leaders of the Grand Employees Alliance (GEA) appeared before the court. The court directed the government to take action against the absent teachers.

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