CDA accepts demands of Christian employees â€œYellowâ€ uniforms cancelled at once, salaries enhanced
03 Aug 2005
Islamabad: August 3, 2005. Today the sanitary workers under privatization engaged in Sector G-7, G-9, G-10, I-10 and I-11 had assembled at J.Salik, House 11 Street 45 F-7/1. This was J.Salik's 57th day in yellow parachute dress, 39th day on Ashes (he for the first time is with shaved head in protest) the compound was full to its capacity. J.Salik on the tune of 'Yeh Tera Pakistan hay, yeh mera Pakistan hay' was hoisting the national flag and his companions were observing solidarity with their clapping. During this process Mazher Hussain, Director General (Environment) CDA reached residence of J.Salik, alongwith his junior officers joined the national song. Soon at the end of the song, DG congratulated Mr. J.Salik and said to the sanitary workers that they having J.Salik as their leader are fortunate J.Salik is his leader too. His services for humanity are appreciable. He said that he himself was keen to see J.Salik however this one proved to be immediate source of his meeting with him.
On this there roused slogans Pakistan Zindabad, J.Salik zindabad. The DG said to the sanitary workers if they had any problem they should come direct to him.
Mazher Hussain said the CDA in principle cancels these yellow parachute uniforms at once. He added that some other colour uniform would be approved in consultation with the workers and public representatives.
He further said that their pay would be enhanced to Rs. 3000/- Thereafter increase in pay would be made as and when Government raises the pay of others. He said in CDA all employees are colleague irrespective of their grade. He further declared Sundays as closed holidays for sanitary workers.
J.Salik appealed to pray for separate electricity meters for each and every house in katci abadies so as to celebrate Independence Day 14th August, 2005 with zeal and enthusiasm. In the end he declared the acceptance of demands as success of the solidarity of Pakistan.