Dismissed employees of steel mills sit on railway tracks, trains’ movement affected

KARACHI: Trade unions and officers’ associations of Pakistan Steel Mills staged a sit-in at Jinnah Gate Steel Mills against the forced dismissal of employees, while other employees staged a sit-in on the Bin Qasim railway track to stop trains.

A large number of steel mill employees are protesting in front of Jinnah Gate against the forced dismissals while Bin Qasim railway track has also been closed.

Due to the protests of the employees, the track coming and going from within the country is closed and a large number of employees are present on the track.
Trains coming to Karachi from different cities have been stopped at Bin Qasim station while according to railway officials, no train will leave Karachi till the track is cleared.

Due to sit-in, Karachi Express and Sir Syed Express are present at Bin Qasim station while Rehman Baba, Tezgam, Karachi Express, Shah Hussain and Green Line coming to Karachi have been stopped before Bin Qasim.

The departure of inland Pakistan Express, Allama Iqbal Express and Karakoram Express from Karachi has also been delayed, causing severe inconvenience to passengers.

It may be recalled that 4,544 employees of the Pakistan Steel Mills run by the federal government were sacked in the last few days, after which the employees have been protesting.

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