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Pakistan: PoK women protest against govt over non-payment of salaries

Just Earth News | @justearthnews | 28 May 2023, 10:57 am Print

Pakistan: PoK women protest against govt over non-payment of salaries Pakistan Protest

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Muzaffarabad: A group of women employees recently protested against the government in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir's Muzaffarabad region over the non-payment of their salaries.

They were paid under ‘Kamyab Khwateen Programme.’

A woman employee was quoted as saying by ANI: “They can pay crores of rupees to Imran Khan. Can they not give Rupees 13,000 salary to the employees? We have been working hard but we have not received pay for our work. We were given assurance that they will give salary and package during Ramzan. However, nothing was paid to us. Today, we came here to protest, however, the staff pushed us out. We are demanding our right.”

Another woman employee said that they have not been paid a salary for their work. The woman said that the teachers pushed them out and closed the industry. She urged the authorities to pay them salaries.

Another woman told the news agency, “We did all the work that was given to us, including handicrafts and stitching. The teachers have pushed us out and locked the industry. They threatened us that they will see who will give them the payment. We were 226 workers working there and their attendance has been marked in the register. I call on the government to make payment to us.”