SIALKOT: The Pakistan Telecom Company Limited (PTCL) employees in Sialkot, Daska, Sambrial, Pasrur, Badiana, Chawinda and surrounding areas continued their strike in protest against the lack of increments and allowances by the PTCL management in accordance with a federal government decision.
According to a press release issued here on Saturday, the protesters have locked down all 84 telephone exchanges in the Sialkot region. As a result, all telecommunication services in the region remained suspended with PTCL consumers being unable to get their dead telephone connections repaired.
In the press release, the PTCL employees on strike vowed to continue the protest until their salaries were increased and the PTCL management retracts its decision to freeze salaries and Eid bonuses of employees on strike.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 22nd, 2010.
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