LAHORE  - Thousands of electricity/WAPDA workers and engineers observed ‘protest day’ against the brutal killing of Mazher Nawab, engineer Gujranwala Electric Supply Company, and injuring of Muhammad Abu-bakar, stenographer Grade-II, by firing before GEPCO Headquarters, G T Road, Gujranwala.

Mazher Nawab was a young engineer and was posted for prevention of theft of energy in the company.

He left behind two minor children and a widow, whereas Muhammad Thousands held mass protest rallies against this brutal killing and attack on Wednesday all over the country including Gujranwala, Multan, Faisalabad, Islamabad and Lahore.

Under the aegis of All Pakistan WAPDA Hydro Electric Workers Union, thousands of workers held a mass rally before Lahore Press Club and protested against the brutal attack.

The rally was addressed by Khurshid Ahmed, General Secretary of the Union, Mujahid Islam Billa, president Engineers Association, Muhammad Ramzan Butt, general secretary, and other union representatives.

They declared that the electricity employees had been becoming victim of brutal killing during the performance of their official duties during the course of the prevention of theft of electricity by lawless elements.

They said previously similar attacks have resulted in killing as well as injuring of employees in Islamabad, Lodhran and Rawalpindi and Lahore.

They warned the government that their employees would be compelled to launch countrywide protest in case the accused were not brought to book. The employees were not provided security during the performance of official duties as assured by the Prime Minister.

They demanded to amend outdated Electricity Act, 1910 immediately. They further demanded all material and moral support to the families of the victims. They also urged the PM to introduce reforms in power sector instead of privatizaion.