Kandhkot - People of the city and its surrounding areas came out on roads on Monday against the closed and faulty Automated Teller Machines (ATMs).

In this connection, the protestors, belonging to various walks of life, including traders, social activists and civil servants gathered at Tower Roundabout and recorded their protest.

Carrying placards in their hands, they were shouting slogans against the banks managements for turning a blind eye to the issue. Protestors namely Aurangzaib, Waseem, Mukhtiar, Vikash, Pardeep, Javed and others complained that most of the ATMs in the city were closed, while in case these machines were open, they were either out of order or out of cash. They accused the banks managements of deliberately creating the problem. They said that despite complaining several times, the banks managements were yet to resolve the issue.

They demanded from the concerned authorities take immediate action against the banks not repairing these faulty ATMs. It is worth mentioning here that Kashmore district is known for trade activities.

Due to this there are more than 25 private banks only in Kandhkot city.

Another reason why it is important that ATMs should remain functional in the area is that here is also located the second largest grain market of Asia, second largest power thermal of the subcontinent known as Guddu Thermal, Rangers headquarters and Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) Gas field.

That’s why employees of these companies face a great deal of trouble when they find these machines either closed or faulty.