Compensation: Families of Baldia victims hold protest

Protesters demand that they be paid compensation announced by government.

Our Correspondent February 06, 2013

KARACHI: The families of the victims of Baldia factory fire held a protest near the building of the Sindh Assembly on Wednesday demanding that they be paid compensation announced by the government.

“In addition to compensations, pensions should also be given to the next-of-kin of the victims,” said one elderly protester. The protesters moved on to the Karachi Press Club as the police didn’t allow them to approach the assembly gate. Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon, on the other hand, told the media that compensations had already been paid.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 7th, 2013.


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