Local media reported that Pakistan Steel Mills employees, who were sacked last week, ended their protest in Karachi late Tuesday. The deputy commissioner, railways authorities, police and steel mills officials held talks with the protesters after which they agreed to end the sit-in. The protesters were expected to disperse shortly.
The protesters were staging a sit-in at the railway track near Bin Qasim for 10 hours. Thousands of passengers suffered because of the delay in arrival and departure of trains due to the protest. The All Employees Association Committee Convenor Mr Aslam Bhatti led the protest and demanded that Pakistan Prime Minister Mr Imran Khan take back the decision to lay off thousands of PSM employees.