Workers busy in work in Lakki cement factory.
Workers busy in work in Lakki cement factory.

LAKKI MARWAT: The workers of Lakki Cement factory staged protest demonstration for their demands on Indus highway to the beat of drum here on Friday. They were demanding the government to provide uninterrupted gas supply to the factory and blocked the road for traffic.

They expressed the fear that due to lack of proper supply, they could lose their work at the factory, therefore, the government were asked to ensure round the clock supply of gas to the factory. The workers said that low gas supply is impacting the production of the factory. They alleged the Sui Northern Gas Supply Company (SNGPL) officials usually suspend gas without giving the factory prior notice.

The protestors said that the government will also not be able to charge full tax in the absence of proper production of the factory; therefore, there is a need to ensure full supply of gas to the factory so that the units may remain in production.

They criticized the government for failure to protect the rights of the labourers. “What kind of government is it that can even protect the rights of the labour class,” the protesters said.  They expressed the fear that they will be unable to find jobs, as units are getting close due to low gas supply. The labourers leaders warned that their protest will continue until the government resolves their issues and provide uninterrupted supply to the factory.

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The PESCO officials said that they’ve replaced 9 tampered meters and removed 115 direct hooks, adding that Names of 112 persons were sent to respective police stations for lodging FIRs over charges of power pilferage. PESCO warns that drive against illegal use of electricity and direct hooks would continue till elimination of power theft.

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