ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed the concerned authorities to examine the complaints of WAPDA union and submit a report in this regard.

He was talking to a delegation of WAPDA Union which called on him in Islamabad.

The union delegation led by Khursheed Ahmed included Abdul Lateef Nizamani, Gohar Taj, Mohammad Ramzan Acakzai, Chaudry Sarfaraz and Mian Dilawar Shah.

They gave a detailed presentation on their demands and the suggestions to improve the working of the Power companies.

The Union leaders assured the Prime Minister that they will work with the Ministry of Water and Power and the Managements of the companies to achieve the targets for improving service to the electricity consumers, reducing line losses, controlling thefts and recovery of bills & receivables. They further assured that the Unionwill support the managements of all the DISCOs and GENCOs to reach the desired results within three months.

The prime minister said that the government aimed at providing better services to the electricity consumers and provide electricity at affordable prices. Thefts, line losses and less recoveries contribute to additional burden for the electricity consumers and the national exchequer.

He said that the government held the dignity of the labour at highest policy level and reiterated his commitment to take every step to improve their working conditions.

He appreciated the positive gesture of the Union leaders and agreed to form a Committee under the Minister for Water & Power and comprising of the representatives from the Privatisation Commission, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Law to discuss all the demands and suggestions presented by the Union and finalise their recommendations.

The Union leaders applauded the attention given to their demands by the Prime Minister and announced end of the strike and reiterated their commitment to support the managements of the power companies to improve the conditions relating to the recoveries, line losses, thefts as well as service to the electricity consumers.

The meeting was also attended by Federal Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif; Minister of State for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali; Chairman Privatization Commission Muhammad Zubair; and Union representatives Khurshid Ahmed; Abdul Latif Nizamani and Muhammad Ramzan Achakzai.