Stone-crushing workers demand fair wages.

SARGODHA -- Hundreds of workers from the local stone-crushing industry demonstrated outside the DC office, demanding an increase in wages and saying that until their demand is accepted, they will stop excavation of stones.

Hill Workers Union Chairman Hafiz Abdul Rahman led a sit-in outside the DC office.

Hill labourers in Pul 111 Stone Crushing Market went on strike after their wages were not increased.

Mr Rahman and General Secretary Tariq Javed Wadigar, addressing the protesters, said that due to the anti-labourer policies of leaseholders and crusher owners, the working class has been forced to starve.

They said their per trolley labour is Rs1,500 but they are paid Rs1,140. They...

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