Pakistan Steel Mills privatisation: PTI to protest injustice against labourers

Fed govt asked to release workers’ salaries

Our Correspondent December 09, 2016

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) will launch a city-wide protest against injustice with the labourers of Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) from December 13 onwards.

This was announced by PTI, Karachi, labour division secretary Sarbuland Khan while addressing a press conference at Insaf House on Friday. He was accompanied by PTI, Karachi, president Firdous Shamim Naqvi, MPA Khurrum Sher Zaman and Sindh labour division secretary Gul Namroz Khan.

The announcement comes after the arrest of two workers of the party's labour division, Sheraz Jutt and Yaseen Jamro, who were protesting alongside other workers at PSM.  Since the last few days, the party workers have been issued show-cause letters and registered for different cases for participating in the protest for their own rights, said Khan. The federal government claimed that they had a team of technically sound and intelligent ministers but where are they now, he asked.

Khan warned that their protest should be taken seriously as they have planned to block the railway line and National Highway. For the last six to seven months, the federal government has neglected the people working at the mills and have not even released their salaries, he said.

Naqvi remarked that the party stands behind the labour division and hardworking labourers of PSM, adding that the party chairperson had earlier visited the workers and expressed solidarity with them.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 10th, 2016.

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