Protest demo against suicide of jobless Chingchi driver

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Karachi, Aug 27: Pasban e Pakistan here Thursday staged a protest demo in front of Karachi Press Club (KPC) against the suicide of a jobless Chingchi rickshaw driver in Karachi. Addressing the demo, Pasban e Pakistan joint secretary Tariq Chandiwala said the suicide of a jobless Chingchi driver, Zulfiqar Ali Khuwaja, in Sachal Goth area of Karachi is a slap across the provincial government of Sindh that miserably failed to mitigate the public transport issue in the city. He vowed that Pasban would continue its struggle for legal and human rights of the Chingchi drivers and finding alternate source of earning for them. He demanded of the government to pay compensation to the bereaved family. On the occasion, family members of the deceased and a large number of jobless Chingchi drivers and office-bearers of Chingchi and CNG Rickshaws Association were present. Tariq Chandiwala said after banning Chingchi rickshaws thousands of families have been braving a starvation like situation. He said providing them alternate jobs and also providing Karachi commuters alternate public transport is the responsibility of the Sindh government, but it has so far displayed its traditional bad governance and apathy on this sensitive issue, due to which a poor Chingchi driver had to commit suicide. He said why the rulers have failed to realize that a man can brave hunger but he cannot see his innocent children facing hunger and starvation. He appealed to the chief justice of Sindh High Court to take a suo moto notice of the suicide of Chingchi driver Zulfiqar Khuwaja.

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