Dozens of employees of Population Welfare Department (PWD) on Sunday staged a demonstration to protest a proposal calling for the dissolution of the department. The protesting workers vowed to continue a pen-down strike until the proposal was shelved.
They questioned the need for dissolution of the department in the Punjab while its counterparts in other provinces were not being dissolved.
Khadija Sarwar, one of the protestors, said the department was working day in and day out to control population growth in the province.
“The government should boost the morale of workers so they can improve their performance rather than forcing them to take to streets to protect their jobs,” she said.
Muhammad Akram, another protesting PWD employee, said the government should also regularize the services of all contractual employees.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 14th, 2012.