KARACHI: More than 4,000 employees of the defunct Karachi Development Authority (KDA), who have not been paid their salaries for the last month, threatened to launch a protest movement if they were not paid over the next two days.
However, Karachi Metropolitan Corporation Administrator Mohammad Hussain Syed asked the KDA workers’ union on Wednesday for the two-day reprieve as the administration was talking to the Sindh finance department for the releasing funds for salaries. The KDA workers union alleged that the finance department had stated that it would address the salary woes of provincial government employees and other departments before releasing the salary grant for the KDA employees. “We will wait for two more days, as requested by the Karachi administrator, but will start protesting if these issues are not settled till then,” said the KDA officials.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 26th, 2012.