The staff members of taluka municipal committee boycotted work to protest against the government’s failure to pay salaries for the last two months.
The administrator, Abdul Ghaffar Thahim, believes that the Rs8 million released for salaries and development works in January were transferred by then administrator, Liaquat Kalhoro. “It was all done in the name of development,” Thahim told the Sindh Express. The administrator has written letters to the local government secretary, Pakistan Peoples Party’s Mir Aijaz Hussain Jakhrani, and the Jacobabad deputy commissioner about the alleged misuse of funds and the prevailing situation.
“We are facing a financial crunch and cannot pay salaries to the employees,” he stated. The town administration employees held a protest on Saturday which was joined by Thahim.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 29th, 2012.