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QUETTA: The provincial labour welfare department on Thursday cancelled registration of 62 trade unions of government and private organisations under the Balochistan Servant Conduct Rues, 1979 on the orders of the Balochistan High Court (BHC).

According to an official notification, the trade unions whose registration was cancelled include National Bank of Pakistan Employees Union, Quetta; Agriculture Engineering Employees Union, Quetta; Balochistan Irrigation Employees Union, Quetta; Balochistan Printing and Stationery Workers Union, Quetta; Metropolitan Corporation Emp­loyees Union, Quetta; QDA Employees Union; Wasa Sewerage Authority Employees Union, Hub; BDA Employees Union, Quetta; Municipal Committee Employees Labour Union, Khuzdar; Local Government Employees Union, Loralai; Municipal Committee Employees Union, Usta Mohammad; Wasa Workers Union, Quetta; and Wasa Workers Union, Quetta.

The notification said the cancellation orders would be implemented with immediate effect. Under the BHC orders, these unions cannot work.

Published in Dawn, July 19th, 2019