LAHORE (Saturday, May 14, 2011) : Scores of Wapda workers under the aegis of the Pakistan Wapda Hydroelectric Central Labour Union staged a protest rally outside the Labour Hall on Saturday against price hike and increasing power tariff.
Carrying banners and placards, the workers chanted slogans against the government for paying no attention toward controlling sky-rocketing prices of commodities and electricity tariff.
“Workers will never remain silent over this situation and continue protest against the government. We can even start a march on Islamabad to press the government to handle such issues and solve the problems faced by the masses,” union secretary-general Khurshid Ahmad said.
He alleged the government was increasing power tariff at the behest of international fi nancial institutions. He demanded the government should immediately evolve a strategy to reduce commodity prices and power tariff.
Earlier, the protesters marched on Nisbet Road and Lakshmi Chowk.