March 28, 2023

Primary schools in Peshawar to shut down after police’s baton charge and teargas shelling on teachers’ protest. Police action comes after negotiations with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Government failed. All Primary Teachers Association (APTA) has decided to shut all primary schools from tomorrow.

The teachers were protesting against their respective grades and demands for an increase in allowances. Police used baton charge, tear gas shelling and aerial firing to disperse the protestors.

The Peshawar Police has raided the Government Higher Secondary School at City No. 1 and arrested the teachers who attempted to exit the school premises. An FIR has also been filed against 213 protesting schoolteachers, who are accused of interfering with government affairs and vandalizing public property.

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