Govt employees staged a protest demonstration against US drones strikes

Peshawar: Employees of different departments in a protest demonstration against drone strikes, termed it attacks on peace talks and a conspiracy to sabotage the negotiation between Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and government.

They demand during a protest demonstration of various government departments held under auspices of Pakistan Workers’ Confederation (PWC) led by a provincial president Gohar Taj, Muhammad Iqbal, a provincial chairman of Wapda Hydro union, Mustajab Mazdoor Yar general secretary, Ishfaq Bacha of Pakistan Railway, Anwar Zeb of People’s Labour Bureau and others.

Speaking on the occasion, they said that Pakistan was passing through a critical phase of its history while dialogue with militants were a good omen for normalcy in the country but America killed the TTP chief by violating the international law the integrity and sovereignty of the country, which they added was tantamount to attack on peace talks.

They demanded of the federal government to launch negotiation forthwith in order to bring stability in the country because it was already confronting worst law and order situation, unemployment and the whopping price hike.

They said ties with America be reviewed and measures for eradication of poverty, sky rocketing price hike and unemployment also be taken on emergency basis. They suggested that new hydro power stations be constructed for vast interest of the nation. We will never accept privatization of any government institution, they added that privatization is not the benefit of the country.

They, therefore, demanded of federal government to stop privatization of national institutions, halt drone attacks in tribal areas, eradication of unemployment and whopping price hike, otherwise, millions of workers of various departments will take to the streets against the government’s anti-people steps.

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