Worst traffic jam as employees protest in Quetta
Government employees blocked main chowk leading towards Red Zone in Quetta: Photo Ashraf Tareen

Worst traffic jam as employees protest in Quetta

Staff Reporter :

QUETTA: A large number of government employees have gathered in Quetta to press the government for acceptance of their demands. Protest demonstrations by employees caused the worst traffic jam in various parts of the provincial capital. Long queues of vehicles on all roads of the city.

‘We will keep continuing our protest till acceptance of our demands”, Hameed Khan, the President Balochistan Professors and Lecturers Association (BPLA) said. Teachers, lecturers, employees of the secretariat have joined hands to mount pressure on the provincial government.

Police on a high alert

Police placed on a high alert on the eve of protest by the grand alliance of employees in the city. Baton-wielding policemen deployed at all roads leading towards Governor’s house and CM Secretariat.

Chief Minister Balochistan, Jam Kamal Khan has urged the employees to demonstrate patience and wait for the government to address their issues. “Govts may take loans to pay increasing salaries of employees in future”, Jam Kamal said in a Tweet.

Protesters chanting slogans against the government 

The government employees chanting full-throated slogans against the government and demanding an increase in their salaries. “We want the implementation of our demands”, Raziq Ulfat Kakar, one of the protesters said.

Mr. Kakar said the government committee had agreed in principle about the demands of the employees but practically reluctant to address our issues.

Various government employee organizations joined the main protest near the Red Zone area. Red Zone houses Governor’s house and Chief Minister’s Secretariat. The Balochistan government has also imposed a ban on public gatherings, rallies, and processions in view of what it claims third-wave of COVID19.

For the whole day, the city witnessed the worst traffic jam as protesters had blocked all roads leading towards Governor’s house and the CM secretariat.

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