KARACHI - Score of people from Lyari on Saturday held a hunger strike camp out side the Press Club against non-issuance of appointment letters to them by the Port Qasim Authorities. They also announced to continue the protest camp till their demands were to be fulfilled As per detail, several people set up a camp for hunger strike against not recruiting them, though they had met the criteria for jobs. The participants of the camp told the media representatives that they had applied against the advertisement published in newspapers on October 20,2008 for vacancies at Port Qasim and 35 of them were selected for different posts. They further added that even they were issued medical fitness letters from the PNS Shifa Hospital on December 21, 2008, while the letters were submitted to the authorities concerned. Till then we have been eyeing on issuing of our appointment letters. The camp, led by Ubaid Rind, Javid Baloch, Dad Mohammad and others, alleged that the ministry was biased against the people of Lyari and wished to keep them deprived of their livelihood. They said that five months had lapsed and they have not been given the appointment letters. It meant that Ministry of Ports and Shipping had cancelled these legal appointments. Due to such non-humanitarian attitude of establishment, they decided to go on hunger strike in front of Karachi Press Club. They have demanded of high-ups to look into the matter and help them to get their legal right. The participants, carrying banners and placards with slogans for their demands, chanted slogans against the ministry. The participants of the camp have demanded the government to issue their appointment letters without any discrimination, which were cancelled by the Ministry of Ports and Shipping recently.