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People like us

By News Desk
June 21, 2024
People like us

At least three sanitary workers died in Sargodha last week after inhaling poisonous gas while cleaning a well without proper safety equipment. They did not die a natural death. They were killed by the absolute poverty, helplessness and slave-like conditions imposed upon them by people like you and me.

Can those who just raised the salary grade 17 to 22 officers by 20 per cent freeze this benevolence and instead divert these resources to pay legal wages to sanitary workers, manufacture gutter cleaning machines and order that no Pakistani citizen shall be made to enter a sewage gutter ever again. After all, they too are people like you and me.

Naeem Sadiq