PTCL employees protest continues for salary raise

26 Aug


LAHORE: Employees of Pakistan Telecommunications Corporation Limited (PTCL) are continuing their protest in Lahore for the second day; they have also indicated a country wide strike, SAMAA reported on Thursday.

Yesterday they staged a protest for a salary raise in front of the Lahore Press Club. One employee tried to burn himself in protest, but others foiled his attempt.

PTCL employees started their protest on Egerton Road and took the protest rally up to the Lahore Press Club.

Furious PTCL employees brought out a ceremonial funeral of the management; upon reaching the Press Club, they burnt it.

During the protest, one PTCL employee Abdul Ghafoor was chanting slogans against the management and beating his chest in protest. In between, he suddenly tried to burn himself but fellow protesters foiled his attempt. SAMAA

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