Workers of the Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) continued their strike on the third consecutive day on Thursday protesting against the privatisation of power sector and appointment of a non engineer person as a chief executive officer.
The officer remained closed on the third day and electricity supply to various localities from main feeders was disrupted. Passing through main arteries, the protesters marched towards the Fesco headquarter on the Canal Road, Abdullahpur, where they then staged a sit-in that lasted for hours.
They held banners and placards with slogans against the privatisation and the new head. Addressing the protestors, Ghazanfar Ali Khan Baloch, the All Pakistan Power Engineers Association President, said that the government was not taking all its stakeholders into confidence before making any policies.
They said they will not return to office until their demands were met.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 11th, 2012.
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