Visually-impaired people continue protests for jobs

Published: October 12, 2017
A visually impaired boy. PHOTO: REUTERS

A visually impaired boy. PHOTO: REUTERS

LAHORE: Visually-impaired individuals continued their protest for the third consecutive day on Wednesday to demand permanent employment in government departments.

Dozens held their demonstration at Kalma Chowk on Main Ferozepur Road and blocked the track of the Lahore Metro Bus service. They chanted slogans against the Punjab government and demanded prompt implementation of the quota system in government recruitments.

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Angry protestors lay down on the metro bus track which resulted in partial suspension of operations and caused severe traffic jams on Ferozepur Road and at Garden Town, Gulberg Main Boulevard and other adjoining areas.

Speaking to The Express Tribune, a visually-impaired protester, Karamat Malik, highlighted he and his peers were struggling for permanent employment for many years. “Ministers and government officials always make false promises and send us back whenever we take to the streets.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 12th, 2017.

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