The protesting teachers have on Wednesday continue their sit-in outside the Karachi Press Club (KPC) on the third consecutive day after police tortured them for moving towards the Chief Minister’s House.
The protesting teachers demanded to increase their salaries and make their jobs permanent. There has been an offer made to negotiate with the commissioner and conduct a meeting with the CM on 28th December. Despite this, the protest continues.
Karachi police fired water cannon and resorted to baton-charge and tear-gas to prevent protesting teachers from moving towards the Chief Minister’s House to lodge their protest.
As several hundred teachers arrived at the scheduled time at Karachi Press Club and tried to proceed onwards, contingents of police already deployed at all surrounding roads, where temporary barriers were also set up, baton-charged them, fired tear gas shells and used water cannon, causing injuries to some protesting teachers, including a woman.