FAISALABAD - The Faisalabad Electric Supply Company chief executive officer termed a precious asset the staff of Fesco, which has been ranked top among Distribution Companies of Pepco.

Addressing a workers meeting held under the aegis of Wapda Hydro-Electric Central Labour Union at Abdullahpur Division, CEO Engineer Iftikhar Ahmed underlined the importance of workers. He said that Fesco had achieved distinction in recovery as well as controlling line loses only due to the professional skills, dedication and industriousness of its employees. He expressed his satisfaction that the Fesco management was enjoying the best relations with the labour union and all differences were being resolved amicably.

He said, "Our mission is to facilitate workers within the available resources and in this connection, all the steps are being taken without any delay. Our mission is to control fatal and non-fatal incidents." He also urged line staff to ensure their safety as they are very dear to their families as well as the company. He further said that the company was spending millions of rupees on the purchase of safety equipments and gadgets. He expressed the hope that they would fully use these equipments while working. The chief executive officer also issued directive to complete the retirement process of Fesco employees so that they could get pension in the same month of their retirement.

Sheikh Akhtar Hussain, the chief engineer technical, urged the officers and employees to serve Fesco consumers for the development, progress and prosperity of the company. Khurshid Ahmed, the secretary general of the Hydro Union, paid tribute to Engineer Iftikhar for his pro-workers steps and assured him that the union would also play its due role in avoiding fatal and non-fatal accidents. He also demanded promotion of Fesco employees at company and circle level.  Khurshid also opposed the privatisation of power companies and termed it against workers and national interest. He appreciated the payment of bonus for Fesco employees on Eid.

He took oath from the workers that they would play a role in checking power pilferage and adopt all precautionary measures while working on live lines.