Islamabad Metro Bus Drivers Go On Strike!

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As if the flooded tunnels weren’t enough, Metro bus drivers have gone on a strike due to non-payment of agreed upon salaries. They launched a protest at the secretariat station due to their complaint that they have not been paid the amount that they were promised earlier on. The buses have been shut off and passengers have been left standing on the tracks. The government has not paid the promised salaries to the drivers for the coming Eid-ul-Fitr holidays.

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  • After spending Rs44 billion on the infrastructure, the Govt is skimping on the pay of the drivers. Idiots

  • usman niazi

    a million better way to spend all this money… 1st being education and then solving the hunger problem of millions and millions of people…

  • Usman Haider Sheikh

    Are we sure this project cost 44 billion because its cost per kilometer is higher than any metro bus project in the world, and there aren’t any unique facilities associated with it. :/

  • Guest

    Nothing strange about it. It is our national hobby not to pay the dues.
    The contractors who built it are powerful entities and managed to take their 44 billion. The bus drivers are not as powerful so they have to resort to strike to take their salary.

  • Tanweer Malik

    @Raza Saeed: Ur Pakwheel PM is not capable of handling the brand. Even he didnt bother to check the content of material being published. (Correct English is not just enough). Metro Drivers didnt powered off the engines because of non-payment of SALARIES, they did it because of their overtime payments and overtime payment contract.

  • I am quoting the figure mentioned in the neswpapers

  • Usman Haider Sheikh

    lol, it was sarcasm, is it worth spending 44 bn.?

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