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March 5, 2015

BAHAWALPUR City News

 
March 5, 2015

Workers protest non-payment of salary
From Our Correspondent
BAHAWALPUR: Hundreds of workers of a textile mills situated near Lal Sohanra National Park on Bahawalpur-Khairpur Tamiwali Road staged a protest on Wednesday afternoon against the management over not paying their salaries for last two months.
The protesters said they and their families had reached the point of starvation but no one was ready to address their miseries, alleging that the owner and the contractor by their mutual conveyance wanted to embezzle their wages.
They told The News that the textile mills electricity was disconnected due to not paying the bills and the contractor had closed the canteen, while they had been waiting for their salary for the last two months.
The workers sought the attention of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz and called for a stern action against the owner and the contractor. They warned of committing collective suicide, if their salary was not disbursed and the chief minister failed to take action against the textile mills management, adding that the chief minister and the government would be responsible for the situation.