Punjab Chief Minister Asserts the Right to Protest but Opposes School Closures

Punjab’s Chief Minister, Mohsin Naqvi, has stated that everyone has the right to peaceful protest, but he will not allow educational institutions to be shut down. Speaking about the ongoing protests by teachers in Punjab, he questioned the wisdom of keeping children out of school and preventing teachers from attending.

He further emphasized that shutting down schools is not an appropriate way to voice concerns and highlighted that there is no plan to boycott government schools in Punjab.

It should be noted that in several cities of Punjab, the government is currently engaged in a dispute with teachers who have organized an official boycott of recognized government schools. Due to the teachers’ strike and protest, the education process in government schools in multiple cities has come to a halt for the past 15 days, causing distress among parents.