Layoffs of state-owned enterprises employees to be resisted: Bilawal

Updated Jun 04 2020

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Says PIA and Pakistan Steel Mills, two of Pakistan’s biggest assets, had been targeted by the PTI government from day one. — APP/File
Says PIA and Pakistan Steel Mills, two of Pakistan’s biggest assets, had been targeted by the PTI government from day one. — APP/File

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has warned the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government to stop conspiring against the workers and labourers employed by state-owned enterprises, adding that any layoff of government, semi-government or state corporation employees would be vehemently resisted.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, the PPP chairman said Prime Minister Imran Khan and some of his cabinet members were involved in a plot to unleash a wave of unemployment and chaos and create a situation to sell off state-owned enterprises for peanuts to their invisible partners.

He added that PIA and Pakistan Steel, two of Pakistan’s biggest assets, had been targeted by the PTI government from day one of its induction and that slowly it had set into motion its plan to deprive thousands of workers and millions of their family members of their livelihoods.

Published in Dawn, June 4th, 2020