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Garbage piling up as sanitary workers on strike

Sanitary workers on strike in Chitral town

CHITRAL: The sanitary workers of the Tehsil Municipal Administration (TMA) Chitral have been on strike for many days against non-payment of salaries for the last four months.

The district administration has not been able to give them salaries and these poor people who used to keep the city clean are out of their work now.
Besides them, there are employees who are linked with the water management that supplies drinking water to the city.
In this holy month of Ramazan, they are without salaries and have been unable to run their kitchens. 
Consequently, an alarming situation has risen as the cleaning system of the municipality of Chitral town is stopped.
Chitral streets are day by day getting bagged with dumps of garbage and its likely to spread diseases, dirt and air pollution in the area.
The sanitary workers said no official from the district administration has so far taken any step to resolve their issue.
Mohammad Ilyas Ahmad
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