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Election 2013: Balochistan teachers agree to perform election duty

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QUETTA: The Government Teachers Association (GTA) Balochistan on Thursday announced that provincial government teachers would perform election duties after a government team assured it during talks that adequate security would be provided to the polling staff.

At the talks, Munir Ahmed Badani, secretary secondary education, led the government side and teachers’ delegation was headed by GTA chief Noor Mohammad Jhattak.

In a statement, GTA general secretary Mohammad Qasim said the government had accepted demands of the teachers’ organisation.

The government would provide full protection to the teachers performing duties at polling stations on May 11.

Besides, teachers would be provided pick and drop facility to and from polling stations by the security forces.

The statement said that after successful talks the GTA reversed the decision it had announced last week that teachers would not perform election duties in 11 sensitive districts of the province because of threats by outlawed militant groups.

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