GHALANAI: Large number of lady health workers on Friday blocked the Peshawar-Bajaur highway in protest against non-payment of salaries.

The protesting health workers earlier took out a protest rally from Ghalanai bazaar and marched till the press club here. They were of the view that the Health Department had not paid them salaries for the last six months despite frequent assurance, yet they had been performing duties regularly.

They said they would stop performing duties if their salaries were not released in two days.

Meanwhile, head of the agency Health Department, Dr. Shabir Khan said that since the workers were hired under a specific project of the Annual Development Program, sometimes the paying of their salaries got delayed.

Courtesy: TNN