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Pen-down strike observed against Wapda privatization plan

KARACHI: SEPCO and HESCO employees observed a pen-down strike and held protest demonstrations in different cities and towns of Sindh on Wednesday against possible privatization of Wapda.

In Jacobabad, the employees, led by Mehboob Lashari, held a protest demonstration under the banner of Wapda Hydro Labor Union outside local press club. In Dadu. SEPCO employees, led by Nazir Mirani, observed a pen-down strike and staged a protest demonstration. The protesters demanded abolishment of the Wapda privatization plan forthwith.

In Khairpur Nathan Shah, Wapda Hydro Labor Union members held a protest demonstration, which was led by Mohammad Qasim Chandio. The protest demonstrations were also held in Padidan and Tharu Shah towns, where the protesters lashed out at the federal government and demanded immediate withdrawal of Wapda privatization plan.