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Hundreds of KP LHWs protest against non-payment of salaries.

Byline: Wisal Yousafzai

PESHAWAR -- Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Lady Health Workers across the province gather at Sher Shah Suri Road and stage a protest demonstration and blocked the road for more than two hours against the suspension of salaries for the last three months. They threaten to boycott polio vaccination campaign if their demands were not fulfilled.

They chanted slogan against the provincial government and said that for the last three months they were working without being paid a single penny. LHWs are paid Rs8000 per month as salary which the LHWs said has not been raised for the last few years.

Asmat Ara, Lady Health Worker Supervisor Peshawar leading the protesters talking to The Frontier Post said that there were around 4,000 LHWs working across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, adding that LHWs performing duties during anti-polio campaigns even by putting their lives in danger and still they were not paid.

She further said that despite the Supreme Court order that all LHWs of KP should be regularized and should be given pay scale promotion, the provincial government was still unmoved.

She demanded the government to release the three months salaries to all the LHWs across the province and give pay scale promotion to LHWs , adding that if the government were not provide all the facilities then they would completely boycott from the polio vaccination campaign.

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Publication:Frontier Post (Peshawar, Pakistan)
Date:Sep 1, 2015
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