KARACHI: The staff of Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (Fuuast) protested against unpaid monthly salaries on Monday. The protesters gathered outside the Allied Bank Gulshan branch and shouted slogans against the bank manager, who they held responsible for creating hitches thereby disabling them to withdraw their salaries. Protesters claimed that their salaries have already been released by the university authorities but the amount was not visible in their respective accounts. They alleged that the manager was avoiding them and his office. They said that this blatant discrimination was beyond their comprehension as most public sector institutions have given advanced salaries and Eid bonuses to their employees but those in Fuuast have been denied their regular salaries.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 14th, 2015.