Salary issue of protesting teachers to be resolved in current week; says Minister

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ISLAMABAD, Dec 11 (APP):Minister for Federal Education & Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood Tuesday said the salary issue of teachers protesting here at D. Chowk would be resolved during the ongoing week after the approval of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC).

He stated this while responding to a point of order raised by
PML-N Ms. Mehnaz Akber Aziz during the sitting of National Assembly.
She said that teachers of basic education community schools have been
protesting at D. Chowk in Islamabad in favor of their demands for last several
days including payment of last 10 months’ salaries.
The minister said that PML-N was in government 10 months before but
it did not pay the salaries to the teachers. He assured their salaries will
soon be paid by the incumbent government after approval of over three billion
rupees by the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC).
The minister said that various institutions including Basic
Education Community Schools, National Commission for Human Development and
National Education Forums are working on non-formal education.
All the institutes of non-formal education will be brought under one umbrella in order to address
their budget and teachers’ regularization related matters, he maintained.
The minister said that previous government treated these institutions
like a project and PC-1 was made every year.
But this government, he said, would resolve their matters and every step would be taken to increase literacy
rate.