KHAIRPUR - Hundreds of government servants on Saturday protested against the contractor of toll plaza Babarloi for collecting tax from them at gunpoint. Talking to newsmen, the protestors, including Yasir Ali, Aijaz, Zafar, Saleem and Maqbool, said that over 70 percent officials of the government, semi government and private departments belonging to Khairpur, worked in Sukkur. They further said that ever since the National Logistic Company (NLC) had got contract of the toll plaza, the attitude of its staff towards commuters had become very derogatory. So much so that now they collect toll tax forcibly at gunpoint, they informed. They added that the toll plaza staff was not local. They cannot understand the Sindhi language and misbehave with them, they complained.

Demanding cancellation of contract of the NLC and action against its staff, the government servants warned they would be forced protest on every holiday if their demands were not met.