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APC agreed to support teachers struggle for rights

KARACHI: Primary Teachers Association (PTA) on Tuesday held all parties conference (APC) to discuss its march to be held on 4th January from Karachi Press Club (KPC) to Bilawal House in Karachi. All participants agreed to the charter of demands and vowed to support teachers.

The APC was attended by PTA Sindh president Shafi Mohammad, Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F) MPA Nusrat Saher Abbasi, Jeay Sindh Qaumi Muhaz-Bashir group (JSQM-B) leader Illahi Bux Bikak, Jeay Sindh Qaumi Muhaz-Aresar (JSQM-A) Shaukat Ali Sanbhal, Sindh Taraqi Pasand Party (STP) leader Khair Mohammad Magsi, Sindh United Party (SUP) leader Aijaz Samtio, Sindh Professors and Lecturers Association (SPLA) leader Yaqoob Chandio, a Pak Sarmzameen Party representative, Sindh National Party (SNP) leader Ramzan Buledi, a Qaumi Awami Tahreek (QAT) leader, PPP-SB representative and National Testing Service (NTS) action committee member Ali Nawaz Pahnwer and other civil society members.

PTA and NTS action Committee tabled charter of demands before all participants, some of important demands are: Regularization of all NTS and Sindh University tests pass teachers, issuance of health card to teachers of Sindh, restoration of teachers’ son quota, and installation of biometric system at district level.

Speaking on the occasion, Shafi said that education system of Sindh had badly been affected due to the poor policies of Sindh government. He said PTA had started celebrating Sindh Education Day in 2017 and visited several areas, where they encouraged people to enrol their children in schools.