Thousands of teachers are serving at schools under Punjab Education Foundation who have not received even a single penny since the lockdown began in March due to Coronavirus. They turned every stone and knocked every door of their hope but in vain.
“We shall continue our protest until we are heard,” said Jameel Ahmad, a teacher told Pakistan Point during the protest. “They [PTI] ruined the schools functioning under Punjab Education Foundation,” he further said.
“We have not been paid even a single rupee for last five months,” he added.
A number of protesters reached outside the Punjab Assembly to protest against the government for nonpayment of funds for the last six months. They chanted slogans against the government and demanded early release of funds as they were unable to pay salaries to the teachers and rents of the schools.
The teachers said that due to nonpayment of their salaries they were unable to pay utility bills.
A police contingent meanwhile reached the spot and arrested 120 protestors including owners and teachers.