CHITRAL: On the call given by Pakistan WAPDA Hydro Workers
Union (CBA) , the employees of Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO)
staged a lock-out strike due to which the local offices remained
closed here on Tuesday.
Talking to the media persons in the local press club, the local
leaders of union including Musa Khan and others said that the
reason for the strike was to register their protest for ignoring
their demand of up-gradation of pay scales and better service
They said that the service structure of power supply companies
including PESCO was obsolete and provided them with very less
salary package and other incentives than the other public sector
organizations and departments.
The WAPDA employees also complained that they delivered service to
the customers round the clock throughout the year ensuring power
supply and faced life risks during the course of their duties but
they represented the least privileged segment of the government
They said that the offices will be opened on Wednesday again as
decided by the provincial chapter of the union.
CHITRAL: The patients and their attendants in DHQ hospital
had to face tremendous hardships as the paramedical staff went on
strike here on Tuesday to press the government for better service
A great rush was seen in the private clinics and diagnostic
laboratories in the private sector due to the strike of the
paramedical staff due to which services to the outpatients remained
The paramedical staff staged a sit-in in front of the offices of
medical superintendent throughout the day who were visited by the
leaders of different civil society organizations.
Talking to the local media, the president of the association,
Sardar Wali Khan said that the call will last for one day whose
call had been given by the provincial leaders of the association
after the expiry of the deadline given by them to the government.