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Watch: Radio Pakistan employees protest against non-payment of salaries

Frustrated by months of non-payment, the employees have taken to the streets, demanding immediate action from the concerned authorities.

In a distressing turn of events, employees of Radio Pakistan, the country’s national radio broadcaster, have taken to the streets in protest against the non-payment of their salaries.

According to the details, Radio Pakistan has not paid salaries for three months. Frustrated by months of non-payment, the employees have taken to the streets, demanding immediate action from the concerned authorities.

While chanting slogans against the government, the employees even attempted to go to the Prime Minister’s Office to protest against the non-payment of their salaries. Reports state that arguments also broke out between the protestors and the Islamabad Police that were attempting to control the crowd.

The protest by Radio Pakistan employees is a desperate call for attention to their worsening financial conditions. This unfortunate situation has left the employees in dire straits, struggling to make ends meet and facing financial uncertainty.

The videos of the protest are making the rounds on social media as netizens condemn the non-payment of salaries. Vice President of PTI Balochistan Chapter Alam Khan Kakar said that while the burning of the Radio Pakistan building was deplorable, more deplorable is the non-payment of salaries to its employees.

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Pertinent to mention that a day after the arrest of PTI Chairman Imran Khan, protests erupted across the country with state and military installations being attacked. The building of Radio Pakistan was also set on fire. Last week, Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif announced the immediate start of work for the restoration of the historic building of Radio Pakistan Peshawar.

Read more: Radio Pakistan building set on fire in Peshawar

Meanwhile, it is also crucial for the government to intervene promptly and address the concerns of the protesting employees against the non-payment of salaries. The government, responsible for overseeing Radio Pakistan, needs to address the concerns of the protesting employees promptly. It is essential for the authorities to acknowledge the severity of the situation and take immediate steps to rectify the financial woes faced by Radio Pakistan.