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Balochistan teachers refuse to perform election duties

April 27, 2013
Pakistan will have a general election on May 11. — Photo by PPI
Pakistan will have a general election on May 11. — Photo by PPI

QUETTA: The Balochistan Government Teachers Association has refused to perform election duties following threats to teachers by banned militant organisations.

The BGAT has sent a letter to the provincial governor and Balochistan’s interim chief minister on looming threats to the lives of teachers during elections in the province.

The letter said the teachers continue to receive threats in 11 districts of the province, including Kalat, Mastung, Kech, Khuzdar , Noshki and other districts.

The association mentioned that in such situations the teachers would be unable to perform election duties.

This refusal on part of the association has come two days after the killing of a senior teacher in Balochistan’s Turbat region. Baloch separatists have warned teachers to stay away from the process of elections.