HYDERABAD - The employees of Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) on Thursday organised a protest rally for payment of pending salaries and pensions of last six months and regularization of the contractual employees of the agency who were discharging their duties since last several years.

Hundreds of WASA employees, on call the of Hyderabad Development Authority (HDA) Employees Union took out rally from Tulsi Das Disposal Pumping Station to press club in protest against non payment of salaries, pension and not regularizing of contractual and work charge employees of the agency.

Chief organizer of the HDA Employees Union Aijaz Hussain along with other union leaders Bilawal Mallah, Abdul Hameed and Niaz Hussain Chandio addressed the rally and said provincial government of Pakistan People’s Party had failed to resolve basic issues of the employees of Water and Sanitation Agency due to which they were facing acute financial crisis.

Salaries and pension were not being paid to WASA employees for the last several months, Union leaders said and emphasized upon higher authorities to resolve their problems permanently.

Earlier, the participants of the rally marched towards Hyderabad Press club from Tulsi Das Pumping Station by holding banners and placards depicting slogans against HDA and WASA management and Sindh Government for not resolving their demands on permanent basis.

Routine traffic was remain suspended at main Risala Road due to Wasa employees rally for which people faced inconvenience as they were not been guided by the district management regarding any alternate route.

The WASA employees, on the occasion, called upon Sindh Chief Minister and the higher authorities for immediate resolution of their demands, failing which they would suspend water supply and drainage system in the city.