Sacked KESC employees continue sit-in on 3rd day


Hundreds of sacked employees of Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) continue their sit-in on the third consecutive day in favour of their demands in Karachi.

The protesting employees started their sit-in against the KESC administration in front of company head office at Gizri on Thursday.

The sacked employees, despite the cold weather, waited for the company representatives to come and listen to their demands but no such thing happened.

The employees said they were determined not to go home until the company reverse its decision.

Earlier, the KESC stated the employees were sacked after they had refused the company’s offer to retire voluntarily.

Meanwhile, Sindh Governor Dr Ishrat-ul-Ibad directed the KESC authorities to postpone the sacking of employees and continue the uninterrupted power supply to the residents of Katrachi.

The Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah constituted a committee to resolve the issue. The committee would be headed by provincial minister Shazia Murree and the members included Rafique Engineer, Rashid Rabbani, Waqar Mehdi, Dr Saghir Ahmed, Senator Abdul Haseeb, Izhar Ahmed, Khalid Ifitkhar and Ameer Nawab of ANP.