ZHOB (ENNS) Chairman Government Teachers Association (GTA) Zhob Division Fateh Khan Mandokhail, Sports Secretary Khan Muhammad Walewal, Jallat Khan Lawoon and other office bearers have strongly condemned the interference of GTAB provincial chairman in the district matters.
“Due to the countless sacrifices and constant struggle for the rights and interests of teachers in Balochistan, GTAB came into being in 1958, but unfortunately it has been on the decline for the last five years due to its incompetent and self-interested leadership,” stated in a press release issued by the union.
The press release further stated that due to the failed and incompetent current leadership, the provincial government is easily snatching back the privileges gained due to the sacrifices of former leaders. Resultantly, the union is being divided in many factions. It is the living example, that in February last year, the government had snatched time scale incentives from the teachers through a notification´ they alleged.
“The teachers of Zhob had marched on foot with bleeding feet towards the provincial capital in freezing cold to restore the time scale and bring it to its previous position. Consequently, the provincial government restored the time scale by issuing a notification,” they added.
The divisional cabinet in the press release alleged that, the provincial leadership, instead of paying tributes to protesting teachers, creating hardships and preferring the defeated elements instead of the elected leadership in the district, which is a regrettable and intolerable act.
“It is an attempt to intervene in the district matters, sideline the elected cabinet and bring the defeated elements to frontline. This act is unethical and unconstitutional,” they lamented.
They have demanded of the GTAB councilors across the province to raise their voice against these unconstitutional and unethical practice.