GHALLANAI, 8 November:  Staff hired to conduct survey for Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) in Mohmand Agency have not been paid two months salaries. The non-payment of salaries have forced them to stage a protest outside Ghallanai Press Club here Wednesday.

The protesters were holding placards and banners inscribed with demands for payment of the salaries.  The protesters said that a non-governmental oganisation hired their services for the survey but later handed over to another NGO Sangi.

They said that after four months of survey, they were only paid two-month salary including allowances. They claimed that the NGO has rejected around 20,000 forms. They added that after demanding payment of salaries, the NGO has closed its office.

The protesters demanded of the governor KP and BISP chairperson to take notice of the misappropriation of the NGO. The demanded of the government to held officials of the NGO and force them to pay their withheld salaries.