Anti-encroachment police protest non-payment of salaries

August 6, 2014 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: Sindh anti-encroachment police on Thursday held a protest demonstration outside Karachi Press Clun for immediate release of their three-month salaries and regularization of their jobs in police department.

They chanted slogans against provincial authorities for not releasing their salaries for the last three months and said that 470 male constables and 20 female constables were performing their duties in anti-encroachment cell.

They demanded of Chief Minister Sindh Qaim Ali Shah to immediately release their three-month salary and regularize them in police department so that they could take a sigh of relief in high price hike era.

Presenting their demands, a woman constable Soniya, who was leading the protesters, said that they wanted provincial authorities to pay their salaries, give equal status to anti-encroachment martyrs as police and regularize them in Sindh police department, but no one was paying heed towards their issues which had forced them to stage protest and put forward their demands in front of media.

She said that they had been performing duties in Karachi police stations during last six months and their three men were killed and two other sustained injuries during recent spate of policemen killings.

SSP Anti-Encroachment Arif Aziz, who successfully negotiated with the protestors, told media that the protesters had agreed to postpone their protest till August 13 and he had conveyed their demands to Senior Member Board of Revenue Malik Israr Hussain.

“Senior Member Board of Revenue has summoned secretary revenue in Hyderabad to resolve the issue and hopefully the matter will be settled till next week,” he said adding the protesting policemen were hired on contractual basis and their salaries were stopped after their contract period expired.

He said that Senior Member Board of Revenue would request Chief Minister Sindh to regularize these policemen and issue their salaries.

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