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Karak municipal workers end strike

By Our Correspondent 2018-03-11
KARAK: The employees of tehsil municipal administration, Karak, called off their strike and resumed work on Saturday after a five-day agitation following successful negotiations with the deputy commissioner here.

The TMA employees had gone on a strike over nonpayment of salaries, which not only led to the streets being littered with garbage, but also water shortage.The strike triggered after Karak Tehsil Nazim Haji Abdul Wahab locked the office of tehsil municipal officer Asmatullah Khan Marwat following the passage of a resolution in the tehsil against him for involvement in corruption.

The TMA employees` district president, Intizar Gul along with tehsil nazim held a meeting with deputy commissioner Shafiullah Khan and apprised him of the problems facing the municipal workers.The deputy commissioner assured the delegation that the employees` salaries would be paid as soon as possible, and stressed on them to end the strike as the people were facing hardships due to closure of municipal services.

UPLIFT PROJECTS: PML-N central joint secretary Rehmat Salam Khattak claims that Prime Minister Shahid Khagan Abbasi approved Rs30 billion development projects for the district during his recent visit to Karak.

Addressing a press conference here onSaturday, he added that the prime minister had approved projects like a link road under the CPEC via Shakardara to Karak, provision of electricity to all the localities, legalising the illegal gas connections, establishment of a women university campus and model educational institutions.

Mr Khattak regretted that the elected representatives of the district had failed to bring the KP chief minister to Karak in five years, which reflected on their lack of interest n serving their voters.