KMC fire brigade staff holds protest demo for payment of risk allowance

KARACHI: KMC fire brigade staff held a demonstration at KMC Mayor Office on Thursday demanded for the payment of risk allowance of risk allowance and risk allowance of eight months.

Mayor apprised the demonstrators that there was a financial crisis with KMC due to which payment was not made. Mayor promised to pay two months risk allowance of two months by October 18.

The fire brigade staff held demonstration along with their wives mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar came down from his office and held talk office and promised to pay risk allowance.

The fire brigade staff left the place on the assurance given by mayor Karachi.

It may be recalled here that on the directive of Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar it was decided to pay one month fire risk allowance to the staff of fire brigade. A meeting in this connection was held on Monday chaired by Mayor Karachi in which problems and performance of fire brigade department of KMC were discussed in detail.

The meeting was attended by chairman fire brigade committee Aman Khan Afridi, chairman land Arshad Hussain, chairman finance committee Nadeem Hidayat Hashmi, advisor to Mayor Farhat Khan, Municipal Commissioner Asghar Abbas, director fire brigade Syed Tasneem Ahmed, chief fire officer Tehsin Siddiqui, director municipal services Nauman Arshad, and other officers.

Mayor Karachi said it was our priority to solve the problems of fire brigade therefore this has been decided to pay the one month fire risk allowance to the staff of fire brigade along with their monthly salary.

He said the committee formed in this connection would visit all fire stations for payment of fire risk allowance from May to October. He said efforts underway to make KMC financially strengthen and to provide the facilities to citizens of Karachi.

He said this committee would pay surprise visit to the fire stations and check the attendance of the staff. He said we expect fire fighters that they would keep performing their duty in an excellent way.