Pakistán - Protests against power company privatisation (2012)

Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) Hydro-Electric Central Labour Union held nationwide protests against the privatisation of power distributing companies in 2011. In January, workers ended a sit-in outside the offices of the newly privatised Karachi Electric Supply Company protesting the sacking of 4,300 workers following earlier protests over redundancy payments. The workers were reinstated.

On 2 November, Wapda, Lahore Electricity Supply Company and Pakistan Electric Power Company employees demonstrated against the proposed power generation company’s privatisation in the cities of Peshawar, Faislabad, Lalamusa, Okara, Sukkur and Hyderabad. Scores of workers were sacked for alleged act of sabotage.

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