KESC restores sacked employees


Federal Minister for Water and Power, Raja Pervaiz Ashraf has said that the management of Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC), has restored around 4,500 employees withdrawing their sacking orders.

The Federal Minister was addressing a press conference at Sindh Governor House here on Sunday.

Pervaiz Ashraf hoped that the protesting KESC employees would return to their homes after ending their peaceful protests and would join their duties on Monday.

He further hoped that the KESC management and employees would jointly serve the masses and further improve the power distribution and supply system in the city.

He recalled that a three-member body, comprising himself, Senator Mian Raza Rabbani and Federal Minister Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah was formed by the government to resolve the matter of sacked KECE employees.

The Federal Minister said that Karachi was the largest city of the country and the government wanted a good relationship among employees and employers in the metropolis. The government desired that every matter between the two sides was settled through dialogue, he added.

He said the KESC was responsible to provide electricity to the metropolis and “we do not want the people of the city to suffer”.

Speaking on the occasion, Muttahida Qaumi Movement leader Dr. Farooq Sattar said that the meeting with the KESC Management was jointly chaired by Sindh Governor Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad and Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah.

Dr. Farooq Sattar said due to deadlock between the KESC management and the employees the Karachiites were suffering.

The Federal Minister for Water and Power also showed the order about withdrawal of the previous order of KESC management pertaining to sacking of the 4500 employees.

Raja Pervaiz Ashraf said the withdrawal order has also been signed by KESC Managing Director Tabish Gohar.