MIRPURKHAS Dec 14. Workers and office bearers of Pakistan Hydro electric central labor union Mirpurkhas division have observed pen down strike here on Wednesday and also closed their offices in protest against government decision to remove Pepco as result Hesco consumers faced hardships. While workers and office bearers also took out protest rally from railway station roundabout, led by divisional chairman Akbar Khan Leghari and general secretary Yousuf Soomro, carrying banners and placards marched through main roads. They raised also slogans in support of their demands. They reached at local press club and staged also sit in at Hyderabad Mirpurkhas road. Addressing at the protesters leaders Akbar Khan Leghari, Malik Abdul Kareem and Shahid Kazmi strongly condemned the government decision to remove the Pepco. They said that first of all government had removed the Wapda and then formed PEPCO but now again it wanted to remove it , however now employees would not allow the government to remove Pepco . They accused that government had already been failed due to its wrong policies as result various important profited departments of the country had also been destroyed like Railway department. They demanded the government to immediately withdraw its decision in the benefit of common people otherwise they would be compelled to close power supply in the country.
MIRPURKHAS Dec 14. Protest rally of abadgars of Kandiari, Sindhri, and Mirpurkhas was reached here on Wednesday in front of local press club that was started from Kandiari town, district Sanghar, in which hundreds of abadgars participated. Human rights organizations, political parties, and social organizations also joined the protest rally at Mirpurkhas. Led by landlords Aqeel Ahmed Wassan, Faqeer Mohammad Dawood Rajar, Manghan Halepota and Sardar Taj Mohammad Bhurgari, carrying banners and placards demanding the government to resolve the basic grievances of the flood affected abadgars. Talking to media men, protesters strongly condemned the government for its failure to drain out the stagnant flood water from 4 union councils of taluka Sindhri as result still over 25000 acres of agriculture land were inundated under 3 to 4 feet rainy water. They added that mostly abadgars had been deprived of sowing wheat crop. They lamented that due to heavy rainfall and flood condition abadgars had been suffered big losses as their crops had been devastated even their houses were destroyed and cattle head were died of diseases. They regretted that now banks were forcing to flood affected abadgars to pay their agriculture loans while government had already been announced calamity hit districts under which loan recovery was off even loans and their interest were waived off by banks . They accused that officials of Zarri Tarraqiati bank and other commercial banks were disturbing the rain hit growers for immediately payment of agriculture loan. They urged the government to stop the bank officials from forcing the rain hit growers and immediately waive off their agriculture loans with interests. They complained that insufficient quantity of wheat seed as 10 kilogrammes per acre was being provided to the grower against the government policies while that was insufficient for sowing and revenue department should provide proper quantity of wheat seed to growers under government policies. They further said that banks were not also paying them insurance money of their crop despite destroying the whole crop. They demanded the president Asif Ali Zardari, prime minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, Sindh chief minister and other authorities to take immediate notice into this matter, resolve their above grievances without any delay otherwise they would be compelled to launch massive protest campaign against the government.