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Pak PWD employees protest non-payment of salaries

Pak PWD employees protest non-payment of salaries
July 17, 2017

PESHAWAR: Around 1200 employees of Pakistan Public Works Department, a federal government department, staged a protest against non-payment of salaries since last two months. The protesting employees threatened to lockdown offices and launch a protest drive if their salaries were not paid immediately.

The protest was staged inside the building where they were holding banners inscribed with demands for payment of their salaries and chanted slogans against the authorities and government. They condemned the government’s indifferent attitude for ignoring their requests for timely payment of salaries.

They said that authorities claimed unavailability of funds a major reason behind non-payment of their salaries which, as they termed, a lame excuse to convince them.

They said that they have been faced with problems due to non-issuance of their salaries as they were unable to pay schools fees of their children and buy daily edible items.

They also tried to lock the offices but senior officers assured them that their salaries would soon be issued.

An employee also tried to commit self-immolation but was stopped by his colleagues. Talking to Tribal News Network, president of union Shahjehan sid that hundreds of employees have not been given their salaries since last two months.



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