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Rawalpindi: A large number of government employees on Wednesday protested against the government’s anti-worker policy. The angry protesters blocked Murree Street for more than two hours and demanded to raise their salaries according to the inflation ratio, otherwise they would lock up the entire country.

The demonstration was held under the leadership of WAPDA Workers Union President Javed Baloch and Secretary General Tariq Niazi.

Demonstration against the government’s privatization policy. They say that the government has also stopped the annual increase in employees. The government does not increase their salaries in the budget. Protesters say the government must lower the prices of basic necessities or prepare to go home.

Responding to the protests, WAPDA Workers Union President Javed Baloch said that the government wants to privatize all departments which is unacceptable. Prime Minister Imran Khan claims to provide all kinds of assistance to the poor but he is snatching bread and butter from the public, he denounces.

The Secretary General of the WAPDA Workers Union, Tariq Niazi, strongly protested the government for choosing the privatization policy. The government is trying to settle government employees, he said. He strongly criticized the government’s plans to complete pensions, gratuities, annual increases and other benefits. He said Imran Khan promised to provide work for all unemployed youths but he snatched jobs across the country.


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