KARACHI : Participants of a protest demonstration yesterday stressed on the safety of workers and demanded of the government to establish hospital at Gadani.

The demonstration was held outside Karachi Press Club (KPC) under the banner of Pakistan Trade Union Defence campaign (PTUDC), in which number of workers from Pakistan Steel Mill, Karachi Port Trust (KPT) and Pakistan Post participated. They were carrying placards and banners, raised slogans against the responsible of Gadani incident.  On the occasion the speakers demanded the safe working conditions for laborers and compensation to the families of Gadani Tragedy victims. It also demanded construction of a proper hospital at Gadani.

They said the government should abolish the contract system at the ship breaking yard as it was exploiting the laborers. They further urged the authorities to ensure safe working conditions at the ship-breaking yard including construction of a hospital with emergency care facilities. They said compensation for the workers should be given on priority.