ISLAMABAD (Tuesday, June 21, 2011) : A sitin (Dharna) of the teachers belonging to the informal schools of National Education Foundation (NEF) continued on second day in front of the Parliament in Islamabad, SAMAA reported on Tuesday.
Teachers in a large number have come from all across the country to protest and join the sit-in in front of the Parliament.
The protesting teachers have said on the occasion that if government will not reverse its decision then 0.6 million children’s future will be endangered and more than 15 thousand teachers will become jobless.
Some women parliamentarians of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN) joined the sit-in and expressed solidarity with the protesting teachers. They assured teachers of PML-N’s full support in their struggle.
Owing to severe hot weather many women’s condition deteriorated and they were moved to nearby hospital for medical aid.
After transfer of education ministry, under 18th Amendment, to the provinces more than 15 thousand informal schools will be closed on July 1