Yet Another Privatization - November 02, 2011

Pakistan Wapda Hydro Electric Central Labour Union has been staging huge demonstrations throughout the country for the last week against the proposed privatization of WAPDA and power generation/distribution companies. Workers are also protesting the dissolution of Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO), which was dissolved on October 31, 2011. Workers have even threatened to disconnect the power supply to the whole country for one day if this decision is not reversed. The government is planning to lease seven of the powerhouses in current month however no notification has been issued in this regard yet.

Source: Published in The Express Tribune, November 02nd, 2011