BY ABBAS KASSAR
HYDERABAD: A delegation of Anjuman Dukandaran (shopkeepers association ) Resham Bazar called on administrator Hyderabad Municipal Corporation Khalid Mahmood Shiakh in his office and praised his efforts in bringing improvement and development in city specially his services towards providing facilities to citizens which has started to bear fruits. The delegation thanked Mr. Shaikh on making befitting arrangements on occasion of Shah Barat when thousands of people visited their beloved ones in graveyards and also good hygienic situation maintained during the gushing rains coupled with windstorm that lashed city. They said that citizens of Hyderabad were lucky that they had got the administrator like Khalid Mahmood Shiakh who takes so care of civic matters and remains busy in their service. They hoped that Mr. Shaikh would continue to serve city in such a laudable manner.
PKISTAN TOPS 3RD IN WORLD WITH 2.3 MILLION BONDED WORKERS
HYDERABAD: Stop slavery movement held a protest rally in front of press club here which was attended by hundreds of workers mostly kiln and farm workers, social activists and political workers. Addressing the rally spokesman of movement Dr. Ghulam Hyder Malookhani said with 2.3 billion bonded workers Pakistan is ranked 3rd on global index of slavery. Majority of these bonded workers is trapped in farming sector in Sindh and more than 80% of them are Hindu Dalits. Though the laws of country and constitution prohibit slavery but number of bonded workers was increasing day by day, he said and added that it was scar on conscious of nation. Punhoon Bheel and Bhutto Bheel said Sindh was fertile land but the condition of tillers,farm and kiln workers was horrible. They said influence of landlords and ineffectiveness of government has made access to justice very difficult. They narrated few examples of high handedness:
Munoo Bheel is on protest since 1998 when his family of 9 was kidnapped by landlord of Sanghar which is still disappearing’
-Ghulam Ali Leghari a peasant who tilled land of landlord for 30 days was not only ejected but all his belongings including home and animals taken away.
-5 Family members of Hari Kamo Kachhi are made captives on farm of Haji Gul Hassan Sand director admin agriculture extension Hyderabad.
The rally demanded application on bonded labour liberation act 1992 and landlords who take work of bonded labour from peasants be prosecuted under this act and vigilance committees be made active in all districts under above act.
LARKANA: Pakistan WAPDA Hydro Electric Central Labour Union (PWHECLU) Larkana reacted over the statement of federal state minister Abid Sher Ali and strongly condemned his language used against the Hydro Union and its workers responding the protest call on Wednesday took outprotest rally.
The rally led by Regional Chairman Nisar Ahmed Shaikh started from old power house which marched through various roads reached at Jinah later it turned into big procession and staged sit in and set tyers on fire and raised the slogans.
The employees and workers boycotted of their duties of all SEPCO offices including Circle office, GSO, Revenue office, Field store, Computer center, operation sub divisions and others in Larkana and Kamber Shahdadkot district on allegedly issuing controversial statement against the union leaders and meter readers of SEPCO, protesting workers termed it anti worker policy.
They said that federal government is already pursuing the anti institution policy by proposed privatization of national institutions, including Wapda and others, and warned if the government did not change its plan, government will face massive protest and resistance.
Speaking on the occasion Regional Chairman Nisar Ahmed Shaikh, ChairmanPakistan WAPDA Hydro Electric Central Labor Union (PWHECLU) Larkana Khalid Chandio, Abdullah Soomro, Mehmood Pathan, Hashim Gaad, Ghazi Khan Lashari, Khalid Soomro and others rejected the statement of state minister Abid Sher Ali against the workers of SEPCO adding that on hand federal government is introducing the proposed privatization and spreading resentment amongst the workers on the other hand responsible minister is making mockery of workers instead mitigating the problems, incumbent government should avoid introducing anti employees policies, otherwise it would face strong resistance and reaction, they said.
They alleged that the government was following the dictation from IMF aimed to destroy the Wapda and paralyze the power generation companies, added that the Wapda was being privatized under the guise of loss which was highly condemnable.
They warned that the workers would let no one to privatize Wapda as thousands of their fellows had sacrificed their lives to establish this network.
talking about the recent budget presented by federal government said that government did nothing by increasing 7 and half percent for salaries of employees, they termed it anti employees budget ignoring the inflation rate They demanded of federal government to persuade the state minister to be refrained from using controversial statements and also appealing to Supreme Court of Pakistan to take notice of governments intentions to privatize this strategic asset and issue order for halting of this process.
ONE WOMAN DIES AND TWO OTHERS INJURED IN ROAD ACCIDENT.
SHIKARPUR: A woman identified as Mrs Hussina of 50 was died while two other women identified as Mst Ameera and Mst Sumeeran by all of caste Sethar were seriously injured when a speedy troller hit the motorbike rickshaw at Indus highway road Khanpur in the jurisdiction of Khanpur Police Station on Wednesday.
The victim women were ridding along with their other family members from Khanpur towards Shikarpur when the incident occurred.
The troller driver escaped away after incident while leaving his troller on road.
The injured women and the deceased woman were brought to District Headquarter (DHQ) Hospital Shikarpur for medical treatment and the post-mortem examination.
The dead body of the woman was handed over to her heirs after post-mortem conducted in District Headquarter (DHQ) Hospital Shikarpur. While the injured women are reported out of danger in the hospital. FIR was not registered till this story was flashed.
A MAN WAS KILLED BY HIS BROTHER
SHIKARPUR: A man identified as Hussain Bux Bhayo of 40 residential of village Dahar was murdered by his younger brother named Abdul Kareem Bhayo of 25 with spade strokes at their home in the jurisdiction of Chak Police Station on Wednesday.
The cause behind the murder was said to be an ongoing dispute over the piece of agricultural land.
The murder after killing his brother ran away from the place of incident to unknown place.
The dead body was handed over to his heirs after having conducted post-mortem examination in Rural Health Centre (RHC) Chak Hospital.
No FIR was registered till this story was flashed.