Bahria Town workers and contractors blocked the Karachi-Hyderabad Superhighway. They protested over the non-payments issue. The protestors asked the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar and the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan to take notice of their demands. Protests were carried out on National Highway link road from Kathore and the Tauheed Commercial area.
The insiders of Bahria Town reported that their overseas investors have panicked and contracts have been canceled due to non-availability of funds. The cash flow has been diverted by the real estate company just to fulfill the Supreme Court. Now the administration of Bahria Town is in a fix as it is unable to pay the salaries to its workers. The lights of Bahria Town Karachi were turned off that alarmed the residents of the area along with the investors. Due to the diversion of funds, almost 45,000 employees have not received salaries. Bahria Town authorities have requested to release the funds so that they can function properly.
Thus, due to the non-payment of salaries, the Bahria Town workers have started protesting. If the situation is not controlled, it can aggravate as the court has ordered Bahria Town administration to pay Rs.14 billion.
Here are some tweets about the protests
“Super Highway ( M-9) blocked due to protest by employees, residents and contractors of Bahria Town. Commuters are advised to avoid using Super Highway/ M-9″
“Protest by employees & residents of #BahriaTown underway at M9 Motorway near Bahria Town. Both tracks of M9 Motorway is blocked. Massive traffic jam reported, avoid M9 for at least 3 hrs.”
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