Infuriated over the hiring of 95 outsiders for the feasibility study of a hydro power project, the local youth staged a protest here on Friday.
The group of educated but jobless youth marched from Kameela Bazaar to different roads and staged a sit-in outside the office of the National Transmission Dispatch Company (NTDC), a partner of the Water and Power Development Authority. The firm was tasked to carry out the feasibility study of the Dasu Dam power project.
The protesters held placards and banners and chanted slogans against the company for hiring people from other districts. They said that there was an agreement between the NGOs, government departments and the local leaders that the local youth would be given priority in the district level categories of jobs.
They lamented that despite the fact a number of educated young men were unemployed, the NTDC have in violation of the agreement hired people from other district. They warned that if the order of new hiring was not cancelled by 26th of this month, they would again take to street.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 21st, 2012.
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