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Protest against killing of Wapda employees held

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To condemn the brutal killing of their colleagues at Sheikh Mohammadi Power Grid Station late night, dozens of Wapda employees on Tuesday staged a protest demonstration and sit-in here at the main Sher Shah Suri Road outside the press club.

The protest led by Wapda Hydro Electric Union Central Chairman Gohar Taj, Provincial Head Haji Iqbal along with dozens of workers were holding placards and banner inscribed with slogans to condemn the brutal killing of their colleagues. They demanded immediate arrest of the culprits.

The infuriated protestors also chanted slogans against the government and in favour of their demands to ensure protection to Wapda employees. While talking to the media, Union Chairman Gohar Taj said that employees had boycotted offices at district and divisional headquarters level and have started their protest demonstrations and rallies to condemn the miscreants attack.

He informed that some unidentified miscreants attacked the Sheikh Mohammadi Power Station in the limit of Badhber Police Station last night, in which seven persons were killed while five others were still missing, including two security guards and a police personnel.

He also criticised the incumbent government for failing to provide security to Wapda employees at power houses. Despite a number of terrorists’ attacks on the same grid station in the recent past, he said the law enforcement agencies and police have badly failed to provide adequate security to employees.

Taj asked that if the rulers were unable to take stern action against those challenging writ of the government, then they should surrender before the militants and let them allow to lead the country.

He demanded the government to take appropriate steps for security of Wapda employees and announce compensation for the bereaved families of the deceased and ensure immediate release of kidnapped employees.

They warned if their demands were not fulfilled within a few days, then they would be compelled to suspend power supply from all the powerhouses across the country.

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