Community schoolteachers demand salary.

BAJAUR/LAKKI MARWAT -- Teachers of basic education community schools (BECS) and National Commission for Human Development-run schools have demanded immediate payment of their salaries pending for last 19 months.

It is to mention here that the government had established BECS and NCHD schools in remote areas of the province to enable children of poor families to get education at their doorsteps.

Addressing a joint news conference at the Bajaur Press Club the other day, the teachers, including Gul Faraz Khan, Shaukat Khan, Abdul Hakeem and Sartaj Khan, said over 300 teachers of BECS and NCHD schools had been performing their duties for promotion of education in the district for last one decade on 'very low' wages.

They said delay in payment of their salaries for such a long period had put them in financial stress. They said relevant officials had promised four months ago to ensure release of salaries by end 2022, but to no avail.

They also flayed the federal and provincial government for not regularising their services despite the fact that services of most contractual employees had been regularised.

The BECS and NCHD teachers announced to...

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