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Police use batons, tear gas on teachers demanding basic rights in Karachi

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KARACHI: A group of protesting teachers here near the city’s press club were met with batons and tear gas on Thursday.

The teachers, who had congregated outside the Karachi Press Club (KPC) and were moving as a rally towards the Chief Minister House nearby, were said to be demanding basic employee rights, including promotion and group insurance.

However, police officers intervened and attempted to stop the demonstrators from going near the CM House by baton-charging them and using tear gas to disperse them.

This, on the other hand, led to the protesting teachers announcing to boycott teaching starting today (Friday) throughout Sindh. The decision to boycott comes at a crucial time since the Board of Secondary Education (Matric) exams are scheduled to start April 1.

The boycott, therefore, is likely to put the Matric exams at risk.

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