KARACHI, June 10:
The Karachi Electric Supply Company has expressed great dismay over the administration’s silent spectator’s role when the armed miscreants have taken illegal possession of KESC’s operational nerve centre LDC and other important offices despite imposition of section 144 and clear directives of Sindh High Court.
The KESC believes that the Government needs to enforce law and the superior courts’ judgments and get all KESC offices reopened immediately at all costs.
The armed hooligans are keeping the night shift employees as hostages inside the KESC head offices. Senior management and other staff have been forcefully stopped from entering their places of work at head offices, State Life Building and all the major offices and installations. The government has been avoiding playing its legal role to support the public service power utility to perform its responsibilities in a peaceful and tension free manner.
The miscreants have laid seige at the Load Dispatch Centre (LDC) of the KESC which is the most sensitive nerve centre of electricity distribution system for the whole City. Any mishandling of the LDC could result ian grave consequences. The Government needs to use force to remove the miscreants from these offices immediately.
The Sindh High Court has issued orders to the administration and police and rangers to keep the KESC offices and installation safely protected from the union agitation and protest demonstrations but these orders are being blatantly violated by the miscreants and the administration and law enforcement agencies have not been taking any action. The apex court has also issued contempt notices to union for violating its orders.
The KESC demands that the Government fulfill its constitutional and legal responsibilities to get the utility’s offices vacated from the illegal control of union miscreants and allow the management and employees to work.
**extracted from KESC news **