LAHORE  - The management of Lahore Electric Supply Company (Lesco) should upgrade the pay scales of the line superintendents alike other DISCOs and allow special allowance to them alike junior engineers and ensure provision of standard safety gadgets including bucket fitted vehicles to the linemen. It should also provide standard training facilities to the newly-recruited ALMs to raise their skills and productivity.

These demands were raised in a resolution passed in a meeting of hundreds of line superintendents of Lesco, held at Bakhtiar Labour Hall under the aegis of All Pakistan WAPDA Hydro Electric Workers Union CBA. The meeting was presided over by veteran trade union leader Khurshid Ahmed, general secre tary of the Union. The meeting was addressed by Masood Qureshi, Muhammad Tariq, Haji Younus, Sajid Kazmi, Ch Ahsan Mehmood, Shahid Raza, Akbar Saeed Butt, Syed Mehmood-ul-Hassan, Haji Yasin, Sibit-ul-Hassan, Syed Zulqarnain Shah and other representatives. The meeting was also addressed by Zameer Hussain Kalachi, Director General (HR&A), LESCO, who assured of line superintendents promotion order as junior engineers and added other just demands would be solved amicably.