DERA MURAD JAMALI: The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) held a demonstration here on Saturday in protest against the passage of the Private Schools Regulations Bill by the Balochistan Assembly.

On the call of the party a strike was also observed in the city in protest against the legislation.

A large number of PPP workers and supporters led by the party’s Balochistan chapter president, Mir Mohammad Sadiq Umrani, marched on different roads and gathered at the DC Office Chowk.

Mr Umrani and Private Schools Association president Mir Mohammad Ibrahim Khoso said that the bill passed by the assembly in the name of introducing reforms in the private schools system would damage the standard of education in the province.

They said the government of Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch had failed in bringing any betterment to the state-run schools. They alleged that a large number of government school teachers did not perform their duty.

The urged the government to review the bill.

Published in Dawn, November 29th, 2015

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