QUETTA: Pakistan Central Mines Labour Federation (PCMLF) staged a protest demonstration outside Quetta Press Club against Dukki coal mines incident, which claimed four lives the other day.

The federation activists were carrying placards and banners inscribed with slogans, demanding an end to coal mines incidents in Balochistan. They demanded of the Balochistan government to take action against the coal mines owners for what they called their criminal negligence in terms of safety of the miners.

Four coal miners die as a portion of mine collapses in Dukki

Sultan Muhammad Khan, the central leader of the PCMLF led the protesters who chanted slogans against the provincial government and mines contractors and owners. “These mines have now turned into killing holes”, Sultan Muhammad Khan. He said working conditions have to be improved for the coal miners since they are digging coal thousands feet deep inside coal mines. Khan stated that just during the current year, 19 miners have died in such incidents.

The protesters lamented that the provincial government has failed to implement mining act and that contractors and mines owners were mere minting money.


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