Peshawar police fire tear gas, baton charge govt teachers protesting reduction in allowances

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Police in Peshawar fired tear gas and baton-charged government teachers protesting university reforms, which include a reduction in allowances, in front of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Monday. At least eight of the protesting teachers were also detained, police officials said, adding that they were held for blocking the road. Peshawar University Teachers' Association (PUTA) President Fazl Nasir was also among those detained and allegedly beaten by the police.

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