Wapda workers protest in Sindh towns

Published December 3, 2021
WAPDA workers union president Abdul Latif Nizamani speaks at a demonstration against the federal government privatisation policy in Hyderabad on Thursday.—Dawn
WAPDA workers union president Abdul Latif Nizamani speaks at a demonstration against the federal government privatisation policy in Hyderabad on Thursday.—Dawn

HYDERABAD: Activists of All Pakistan Wapda Hydro Electric Workers Union took out processions and staged rallies in a number of towns on Thursday in protest against the government’s plans to sell off Wapda and its failure to ensure appointment of staff to vacant posts under son quota policy.

The union’s central president Abdul Latif Nizamani, who led a protest outside Hyderabad press club, said that if the government did not accept the union’s demands, they would widen the protest. The ministry of power was not filling the vacancies despite shortage of employees in Wapda, he said.

He opposed privatisation of power distribution companies and other national assets.

LARKANA: The Wapda workers’ union on Thursday took to the streets in protest against proposed privatisation of Wapda and its distribution companies.

The protesters’ leaders said the CBA union would strongly oppose the government’s move, which it believed was linked with IMF’s conditions for loan. It would further deteriorate conditions, they said.

MIRPURKHAS: Activi­sts of Wapda workers’ union took out a procession from Hesco Mirpurkhas division office to local press club in protest against the planned privatisation of Wapda and its assets.

They criticised the government’s privatisation policy, forced sackings, shortage of staff, poor salaries and allowances, shortage of protective gear, etc and urged the government to accept their demands.

SUKKUR: Activists of Wapda workers’ union held a demonstration in front of Wapda office in Jacobabad against the planned privatisation of Wapda and the government’s failure to implement son’s quota in jobs.

The protesters’ leaders said the federal government was planning to sell off Wapda which they would never accept.

Published in Dawn, December 3rd, 2021

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