PESHAWAR - Employees of Workers Welfare Board (WWB) on Tuesday staged a protest demonstration outside press club against non-payment of salaries for the last seven months and delay in regularization of their services.

The protesting employees led by Aurangzeb Khan, Younas Marwat, Ayaz Afridi, office-bearers of Workers Welfare Board Employees Union (WWBEU), gathered at main Sher Shah Suri road. Amid chanting full-throated slogans in favour of their demands, they were holding banners and placards inscribed with different slogans asking the government for release of their salaries and regularization of their services.

Talking to media persons, the demonstrators said that WWB employees were deprived of their monthly salaries for the last seven months, which created great unrest among them.

They also said that due to non-provision of their salaries, their children’s education was also badly affected.

They also threatened if their salaries were not released on early basis then their protest would be continued and government would be responsible for any untoward incident.

They criticized the incumbent PML-N led federal and PTI-led Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governments for discriminatory attitude towards the Workers Welfare Board employees since 2013, adding neither the government regularized their services nor releasing their salaries pending for the last seven months.

They demanded of the government to regularize them, restore all sacked employees and give practical shape to the Terms of References presented by the Worker Welfare Board employees.

Meanwhile the demonstrators marched from Peshawar Press Club towards Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, owing to which severe traffic jam was observed.