GUJRANWALA

Hundreds of sub-engineers and draftsmen from WASA, building, roads and other departments staged a protest demonstration against government for not upgrading their pay scales, here at Commissioner Office Gujranwala.
The protesters led by Diploma Engineers Federation divisional president Sarfraz Zaheer Chatha were holding banners consisting of demands. Sarfraz Zaheer Chatha talking to the media said that all the clerical staff in the province have been upgraded by Punjab government but draftsmen and sub-engineers were not entertained in this package while they have more sufficient qualification and skills. He demanded that their scales should also be upgraded otherwise they shall extend their agitation throughout the province.
Likewise, dozens of residents of prince road protested in front of CPO and DCO offices against a fake spiritual leader and demanded action against him. The protesters said that he was busy looting the people in the name of exorcising. They also alleged that Ashraf was also constructing a mosque without obtaining NOC from the administration. It was reported that CPO has ordered the concerned SHO to visit the locality and submit a report about the matter. The DCO also assured the protesters of taking action in this regard.