Apr 292013

QUETTA – Fears of election delay in Balochistan kept mounting after the provincial lecturers on Monday joined the boycott called earlier by Balochistan Government Teachers Association.

A government delegation met with the Teachers Association members and following deliberations between the two sides, the teachers’ association decided to perform election duties in only two out of 12 sensitive districts of Balochistan.

The teachers’ body decided to perform duties in Lasbella and Chagai districts.

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 continued to receive threats in 11 districts of the province, including Kalat, Mastung, Kech, Khuzdar , Noshki and other districts and that in such situations the teachers would be unable to perform election duties.

Moreover the army and FC began troop deployment on Sunday in the districts of Balochistan which were declared as sensitive and the first contingent of the Pakistan Army departed from Quetta to Mastung in this regard.

Sources said the at least 30,000 personnel of the Army and FC would be stationed in 30 districts across Balochistan and the troops would be deployed on the polling stations until May 15.

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