College teachers attending a meeting at Mardan Degree College No 2. – Photo by Abdul Sattar

MARDAN, 13 October: The college teachers of Mardan have passed a resolution against the attitude of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak and announced to continue boycott of classes till acceptance of their demands.

Decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of college teachers at Mardan Degree College No 2 on Thursday. Participants of the meeting criticised the chief minister for misbehaviour with teachers during Thursday’s meeting in Peshawar and leaving the meeting before its conclusion. The college teachers said they will continue boycott of classes till getting upgradation and one-step promotion like the university teachers. They also announced to stage protest and sit-in in front of the PTI chief Imran Khan’s House in Islamabad on 17 October.

Professor Ibrar, head of Mardan Lecturers and Professors Association, told TNN that Pakhtuns have rich traditions and a chief minister is expected to have a big heart. “If he was not ready to accept our demands then it was no problem, but his tone and tenor were highly objectionable and offensive. We are the teachers of the nation’s children. At least, we deserve to be heard patiently,” Professor Ibrar said.

The college teachers of KP and FATA are continuing boycott of classes for acceptance of their demands for fourth consecutive day on Friday.