Governor Sindh Takes Notice Of Lengthy Power Outages
Federation of Pakistan Camber of Commerce and Industry has announced their support for the Wednesday strike announcement by their industrial sector of Karachi, Dunya News reported on Tuesday.
Whereas tomorrow all the industries of the cosmopolitan would observe strike against the lengthy power outages by KESC. On the other hand the Governor Sindh ha taken a serious notice of the issue and summoned all the concerned authorities and KESC officers tomorrow for an important meeting in the provincial governor house to resolve the issue.
KESC has refused to reduce the length of the power outages despite the announcement of strike by the industries of the city. According to the KESC sources, due to reduced supply of gas by Sui Southern Gas Pipelines Limited SSGPL it has become impossible for KESC to reduce the duration of load shedding in the industrial areas.
On the other hand the Governor Sindh Dr. Ishrat Ul Ibad Khan has taken serious notice of the power break downs and the consequent unrest amongst the masses. The Governor has summoned the concerned authorities and the KESC officers immediately to look into the matter.
The industrial unions of the industrial zones of Karachi, including those of S.I.T.E, North Karachi, Federal B. area, Landhi, Korangi and Super Highway, have announced a complete strike on Wednesday which was duly supported by the chairman of the federation Sultan Chawla in a press conference in Karachi. He also said that due to the planned one-day strike, atleast 10-12 billion rupess loss would be incurred in terms of production while atleast 1 billion would decrease from the tax receipts for the government. Sultan Chawla demanded from the government that the issue of these lengthy power outages should be resolved so as to save the jobs of almost 2 million workers and employees.