Protest against 'delay' in probe into worker's death.

TOBA TEK SINGH -- Scores of industrial workers on Tuesday staged a protest demonstration outside the Faisalabad Social Security Directorate complex during the visit of Punjab Social Security Commissioner Ms Ambreen Sajid.

The workers protested inordinate delay in inquiry into the death of a worker, Zohaib Hassan, at the textile mills on Aug 19. They alleged he died as a result of apathy of doctors and nurses of the Faisalabad Social Security Hospital, Madina Town.

They also protested non issuance of social security cards to the industrial and kiln workers.

Later, Ms Ambreen held talks with a delegation of the protesting workers led by Labour Qaumi Movement Chairman Baba Latif Insari and informed them she had received the inquiry report, pledging action against those found guilty within a couple of days.

The delegation told the commissioner that out of total one million industrial workers in Faisalabad district, only 200,000 were registered and cards had been issued to only 132,000 workers. The commissioner promised...

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