Staff Reporter:

QUETTA: The faculty members and employees of the University of Balochistan ended their protest against the provincial government on Tuesday. Provincial Education Minister, Rahila Hameed Khan Durrani held successful negotiations and convinced the faculty members and staff to end their protest.

Speaking on the occasion, she said that all dues of Balochistan University employees will be paid. The protesters who had established a protest camp ended the 90-day protest of the Joint Action Committee employees and professors.

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She said that no government employee should come to the streets to get salaries, adding that the Higher Education Commission (HEC) blocking of funds to universities is a dangerous situation, all the dues of Balochistan University employees will be paid.

The problems should be solved, she assured. She promised that in the next budget, I will try to allocate the money for the university teachers for the whole year. “I want a permanent solution to the problems of university teachers”, Rahila Durrani said.

She said that I am sorry that my teachers were on the streets instead of in the classes. I announce the payment of salaries till June, no employees should come to the streets to get salaries, the house of the salaried class runs on salary.

On this occasion Dr. Prof. Kaleemullah said that the provincial education minister is grateful to Rahila Durrani for the payment of salaries. He announces the end of the protest for the payment of salaries to the teachers. It is hoped that the provincial government will take our demands seriously in the future.

It may be mentioned here that universities in Balochistan have been facing financial problems and most of time teachers stage protest demonstrations to press the authorities for acceptance of their demands.

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