LAKKI MARWAT - The workers of Pakistan Wapda Hydro Central Electric Labour Union took out a protest rally in Darra Pezu town on Wednesday to condemn the ransacking of Pesco office by an infuriated mob.

Divisional Chairman Haji Jamal Shah Abakhel led the rally which started from the office of SDO Pesco and reached Pezu bazaar after walking on Bannu-DI Khan road.

The protesters chanted slogans against attacking of the office of Pesco Sub Divisional Officer and burning of official record and furniture. They held local police responsible for it.

Earlier, they assembled in Pezu bazaar and held a meeting wherein the speakers said that timely action on part of the local police officials could have averted the attack.

“To launch a peaceful protest for the acceptance of demands is the right of citizens”, they said adding law of the land does not allow anyone to destroy public property and burn official record to press authorities concerned for acceptance of demands.

They also went hard on local police officials alleging that the police personnel did not stop protesters from attacking the office of SDO Pesco.

Later, a delegation of union office bearers met District Police Officer Ummar Riaz in his office and apprised him of the grievances of Pesco workers over the ransacking of SDO office in Darra Pezu town.

Pesco Darra Pezu sub division SDO Wahid Khan was also present on the occasion. The DPO assured that local police administration would provide security to the employees and offices of power supply company.  He said that the elements that attacked Pesco SDO office and damaged properties would be arrested besides all out efforts would be made to avert happening of such incidents in future.

“No one is above the law and those who will take the law into their own hands will face a strict action by police”, he maintained.

On the other hand, residents of Darra Pezu town held a demonstration in favour of the local police as soon the workers of Pakistan Wapda Hydro Central Electric Labour Union ended their protest rally.

They raised slogans in favour of local police officials and warned that they would launch a protest campaign if Pesco officials of Darra Pezu Sub Division were not transferred within one week.