GUJRANWALA - Powerloom workers took out a protest rally against the non-issuance of social security cards here on GT Road.

Some three thousand who are employed, in different local factories, gathered on GT Road at around 10am and started marching towards the DCO office. The powerlooms workers representatives including Workers Union District President Muhammad Zulifqar, Secretary General Mohammad Hassain, Molvi siddiqui, Abdul Rashid and Munawar the protesters.

They were carrying placards and banners and were chanting slogans in favour of their demands.

They demanded the government to issue all the workers with social security cards to help them reap benefits of entitlements under the labour laws.

GDA acquires land for new housing scheme: Gujranwala Development Authority Director General Syed Hassan Raza Jafferi said that 500 acres of land has been transferred by the owners in the name of the authority for a new housing colony.

He said that the GDA City Housing Scheme would spread over an area of 1,185 acres whereon development work would be initiated soon.

The scheme will be equipped with all modern facilities like wide and clean roads, sewerage system, schools, hospitals, mosques, shopping centres and parking lots.