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Islamabad- Hundreds of workers protest in Islamabad against privatization of Utility Stores

Local News Islamabad, D-Chowk

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Hundreds of workers protest in Islamabad against privatization of Utility Stores

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Hundreds of employees of Utility Stores Corporation demonstrate in Pakistani capital Islamabad against the probable closure and privatization of the stores by the government.

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Shotlist: ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (OCTOBER 22, 2018) (VNA – ACCESS ALL)

    PROTESTERS MARCHING AND CHANTING
    PROTESTERS HOLDING UP PLACARDS AND CANISTERS CHANTING
    PROTESTERS HOLDING UP PLACARDS MARCHING
    DEMONSTARTORS HOLDING BANNER MARCHING AND CHANTING/ BANNER READING (Urdu) "NO TO POSSIBLE PRIVATISATION OF UTILITY STORES"
    PROTEST LEADERS ADDRESSING
    PANNING SHOT OF CROWD
    PROTESTERS SITTING

    

    

    

    

    STORY: Hundreds of employees of Utility Stores Corporation demonstrated in Pakistani capital Islamabad on Monday (October 22) against the probable closure and privatization of the stores by the government.

    

    The employees of corporation belonging to all across the country gathered at Head office of corporation and then moved to D Chowk in a rally where they announced sit in.

    

    The protesters chanted slogans against the concerned authorities. The protesters demanded the privatisation of utility stores should be stopped. They also demanded permanent status for contractual employees.

    

    The protestors blocked road leading to parliament house. They were also carrying food items and other necessary things along with them.

    

    Pakistan's new Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) led government has announced to privatize the Utility Stores Corporation of Pakistan. The employees after the decision announced to protest the decision.

    

    According to reports, the protestors said that government was forcing them to commit suicide as the decision could cause loss of several jobs. Government should take back its decision, they demanded.

    

    Heavy contingent of police was deployed at the D Chowk, Blue Area and Red Zone.

    

    Prime Minister’s Special Assistant Naeemul Haque assured them that their demands will be met. He promised to issues health cards to employees, and said that the government will not fire anyone.

    

    However, the protesters said that they will not end their sit-in till the government issues a notification to provide permanent status to contractual employees.

    

    

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    VNA Karachi.....Shahab.

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