Karachi: Ugly scenes were witnessed in front of Karachi Press Club (KPC) on Monday when police resorted to baton-charge and tear-gas shelling on protesting employees of National Commission for Human Development (NCHD).
The employees were trying to march towards Chief Minister’s House to submit a memorandum regarding their demand of job regularization; however, the police stopped them in their way and greeted them with water cannon, teargas and baton charge.
At least seven protestors were injured while clothes of several others were torn apart.
It is pertinent to mention here that these employees had been hired on contract basis in 2002 while in June 2010, Federal Minister Khurshid Shah promised their job regularization, but the government has yet to issue order in this regard. (PPI)