Bank employees stage protest against ending Saturday holiday
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Bank employees opposed the decision of newly elected Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif of ending the Saturday Holiday in the banking sector.
According to the 24News HD TV channel, the bank employees staged a protest outside the State Bank of Pakistan building in Karachi on Friday.
The protesters demanded the restoration of weekends and the restoration of Ramadan working hours. The employees of various banks protested outside the SBP and chanted slogans
Chanted in favour of their holiday, the demonstrators said that new working hours are not acceptable in any case.
The demonstrators said the branches which are open on Saturdays were given extra wages to their staff but now they have been deprived of it.
They also announced holding the protest on daily bases. Due to the protest, traffic on the road was badly affected.
Reporter: Habib Khan