PESHAWAR: Employees of Pakistan Railways have refused to do additional duties unless they are given overtime allowance.

Speaking at a press conference in Peshawar Press Club on Thursday, Pakistan Railways Employees (PREM) Union president Hafiz Salman Butt said that the government had started running new trains, but it failed to recruit the required staff.

Flanked by the union’s vice-president Daudur Rehman and divisional president Meher Ali, Mr Butt revealed that the government was yet to install the communication system at the railways crossings.

He said that the employees were forced to be present for 12 hours on duty instead of eight hours, adding that no overtime allowance was given to them. The PREM union chief warned to announce train march and start observing sit-in protests if their demand for overtime allowance was not accepted.

Published in Dawn, April 19th, 2019

Opinion

Journalism and the internet
01 Mar 2021

Journalism and the internet

Big tech and big news corporations have negotiated an agreement of profit-sharing but where does this leave citizens?
A cold peace?
Updated 01 Mar 2021

A cold peace?

We have no way of knowing how long the ceasefire will last.
By-election fiasco
Updated 28 Feb 2021

By-election fiasco

The ECP must be commended for taking timely, decisive and bold action.

Editorial

LNG deal
Updated 01 Mar 2021

LNG deal

PAKISTAN has clinched a good deal for the long-term supply of LNG from Qatar. Under the new contract, Qatar will...
01 Mar 2021

US Syria strike

IF the US is serious about mending fences with Iran, then firing missiles at fighters allied with Tehran in Syria ...
01 Mar 2021

Sri Lanka cremations

SRI LANKA has in a welcome move reversed its order that mandated all those dying of Covid-19 be cremated. The...
28 Feb 2021

Covid concerns

WITH every form of restriction now effectively lifted in the country after an assessment of the Covid-19 situation,...
FATF decision
Updated 28 Feb 2021

FATF decision

THE decision taken by the Financial Action Task Force to keep Pakistan on the grey list until June, despite the...
28 Feb 2021

Underfunded police

FOR decades, successive governments in the country have talked about police reforms. While the latter are essential,...