Seven injured as KESC guards allegedly open fire during labour protest

The CBA labour union protested outside KESC’s head office against the non-payment of salaries on Monday. Seven people were injured when KESC guards allegedly opened fire to disperse the protestors.
According to CBA chairman Akhlaq Ahmed, workers were peacefully protesting outside the KESC head office demanding their four months salaries, when security guards opened fire at the demonstrators injuring seven of them. This sparked a mighty wave of agitation, he added. Angry KESC workers hurled stones at the police deployed to disperse them. They tried to set a police truck and vehicles of the power supply company on fire. On the other hand KESC spokesman said that the labour union attacked the head office and they were the ones who started shooting at the building, not company guards.

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