4500 PSM workers sacked by heartless govt: Bilawal Bhutto.

KARACHI -- PPP leader Senator Sherry Rehman has said that the decision of sacking employees with immediate effect under the guise of reducing financial burden on Pakistan'slargest steel-making plant should be immediately taken back.

She also slammed the government for terminating 4,544 employees of the Pakistan Steel Mills, We are going through a pandemic and taking away livelihoods should be the last thing that the government should be doing'.

'This decision reeks of ulterior motives as it is clear that the government wants to sell PSM.

On one hand, the PM talks about reviving state institutions and on the other, his cabinet is taking such decisions.

We are going through unprecedented times and firing people during this pandemic is cruel.

The government should be focusing on providing relief instead,' she added.Rehman said, 'Tabahi Sarkar has once again taken a U turn from their promises.

Instead of creating the 100 Crore jobs they are taking away livelihoods at a time when food insecurity is the highest in Pakistan.

We rank 88th out of the 107 countries in the 2020 Global Hunger Index'.

'According to the IMF, close to 90 million people are expected to fall into extreme deprivation this year while Pakistan's unemployment rate is expected to rise to 5.1 percent.

It will be the highest level the country has faced in its at least 30 years.

How can the federal government fire employees in a time of extreme inflation and unprecedented levels of unemployment?' she questioned.


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