LAHORE – Pakistan Wapda Employees Pagham Union on Thursday staged a protest demonstration following a rally from Lesco office to Wapda House against the proposed privatisation of electricity.

Dozens of the employees of the water and power sector chanted slogans against the government terming it responsible for the destruction of power sector of the country.

The participants also demanded time scale promotion, up-gradation of their scales special allowance and other facilities. The union leaders said that since the establishment of provincial IRA, giving status of CBA to Hydro Union was illegal. They said the management decision would create further dissatisfaction among the thousands of Wapda employees affiliated with Pagham Union.

They said the inflation was rising day by day coupled with unemployment and other crises and in this situation they were unable to manage their home budget at current salaries. They staged sit in at front of Wapda House and chanted slogans against the management and government.