Labour issues: PTI calls for KESC’s nationalisation

KESC activists of the labour union have joined the PTI’s labour wing, which will be registered soon, they say.


Our Correspondent July 30, 2013
“Our issues are not being tackled and the administration’s attitude towards workers is bad,” said Aziz-ur-Rehman, the KESC employee. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) labour wing president Zubair Khan demanded the government to nationalise the Karachi Electricity Supply Company (KESC) in a press conference at the press club on Tuesday.

The labour leader added that this decision will end the miseries of the workers of KESC as well as the citizens of Karachi. Khan further said that the KESC had not met its targets, thus the party will struggle for the betterment of labourers of the KESC.

The KESC activists of the labour union have joined the PTI’s labour wing saying that party’s wing will be registered soon. “Our issues are not being tackled and the administration’s attitude towards workers is bad,” said Aziz-ur-Rehman, the KESC employee. Khan also criticized election tribunal’s location in Jamshed Town. “The petitioners and the witnesses can’t go there due to law and order situation in the city,” he added.  “I am pursuing my case there but it is hard to manage witnesses,” he said.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 31st, 2013.

 

COMMENTS (5)

Azeem | 8 years ago | Reply I would never have expected such a statement from someone in PTI. Working with the workers to get their rights is one thing but asking the whole company to be nationalized for this purpose just shows a lot of ignorance of history and current affairs. One just needs to look towards Punjab to get an idea of the positive changes at KESC. Granted there is a lot of room for improvement but I know most Karachiites will testify that things have improved greatly. PTI, such statements create a very negative image. This is the "Naya Pakistan" drive in reverse.
sgrr | 8 years ago | Reply

This is one of the way to make Naya Pakistan

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