Call to restore sacked KESC workers

General Karachi

Karachi: Chairman Labour Union of Karachi Electric Supply Company KESC Muhammad Ikhlaq Ahmed Khan on Thursday urged the government to implement an agreement about forcibly sacked employees of KESC signed between administration and representatives of union at The Governor House in 2011.

He expressed these views while addressing a press conference at Karachi Press Club. He said 19 directors have been appointed on political basis who are taking millions of rupees salaries, while 7000 permanent employees of institution had been illegally sacked from KESC which is injustice with them.

He further said 12000 new employees have been appointed in KESC on contractual system and these unskilled workers had badly affected the performance of institution. He said cases of 586 employees for reinstatement are pending in National Industrial Relation Commission NIRC Karachi since last two years.

Latif Mughal said the Transparency International and the Sustainable Development Police Institute SDPI have pointed out the corruption through survey report to Supreme Court. He said despite the defaulter of Rs 200 billions, the KESC administration got more loans from banks, while showing the artificial profit of Rs 2 billon.

Aslam Samoon said strong business intelligence network of retired employees of Pakistan army is operating in KESC who are constantly harassing the workers and are also interfering into personal life of employees.

He damned end to the privatization of KESC and reinstatement of sacked workers.