On Thursday, fire stations across Karachi remain closed as the department’s employees are staging protest.
The decision to stage a protest was made on Wednesday. The fir fighters claim that they do not get their salaries on time neither they are being paid a fire risk allowance.
On October 10, Mayor Wasim Akhtar had said that all fire brigade staffers will be paid one month’s fire risk allowance.
Mayor Akhtar announced that it was the city’s top most priority to solve the issues being faced by the firefighters so that they could perform duties more efficiently.
It was decided that the fire fighters would be given one-month fire risk allowance along with their monthly salary.