September 23, 2019
ISLAMABAD — Khaleeq Kiani, who works for Dawn, has highlighted the plight of workers of Urdu daily Nawa-e-Waqt, saying they remain unpaid for the last eight months.
In a tweet in Urdu, Kiani said many employees of Nawa-e-Waqt have withdrawn their children from schools, and some have sent their wives and children back to their native villages. Kiani has also tagged the prime minister’s in his tweet.
The tweet also criticizes the owners, the supreme court, federal ministry of information and journalist organizations for not fulfilling the promises made to the journalists not getting salaries.
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Earlier on August 28, Kiani shared a letter of the paper’s employees to its current owner, Rameeza Majid Nizami, Managing Director of Nawa-e-Waqt Group, imploring her to pay the outstanding salaries.
Late Hameed Nizami launched Nawa-e-Waqt on 23 March 1940.
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