Karachi Electric Supply Company issues alarm over attacks on 2 grids
Karachi: Karachi Electric Supply Company has alerted the authorities about possible subversion against national assets and essential resources like Hub Dam after defunct union hooligans made an abortive attempt to get switched off power supply to the dam this morning at Valika Grid. The miscreants also attacked North Nazimabad Grid the previous night but could not harm the power supply. KESC said that the directionless and frustrated union miscreants could harm national production and sensitive functions in a bid to draw attention which needed to be blocked immediately.
A group of union miscreants forced entry into the Valika Grid this morning and ordered Grid In Charge Mr. Naeem to switch off the Hub Dam power feeder at gunpoint. They manhandled him upon his refusal to commit the unlawful act and snatched his cell phone and other belongings including money. They fled on their hi-roof and two motorbikes when the Grid In Charge informed them of the presence of law enforcement personnel at the grid, hurling threats.
KESC condemned the attempt and expressed alarm over the fact that stopping of Hub Dam power supply could not benefit any trade union cause but just could adversely impact the citizens’ life and industrial production harming the most basic national interests. KESC asked the authorities to take strict action against the culprits and make it clear to all that nobody could harm the country on any excuse or influence.
A mob of miscreants also attacked North Nazimabad Grid on July 20 night, firing in the air and threatening to destroy the installation. They had already entered the grid premises while police arrived to disperse them before they could damage the sensitive machinery and equipment. An outsourced security official got a bullet fired into his arm and was taken to hospital bleeding profusely where the doctors stitched his wound.
KESC also condemned the immoral and threatening remarks hurled by defunct union hooligans over the female employees at head offices on July 20 who were leaving the head offices after day-long confinement. The union miscreants had held hundreds of employees as hostage through use of force while law enforcement personnel watched the lawlessness silently. The culprits screamed threats over the female employees of dire consequence in case they returned to the head offices in future.
KESC demanded immediate security and protection at all its offices and installations including workshops and stores and asked for immediate return of over 50 repair vehicles hijacked and misused by union miscreants. The utility asked the authorities to provide due protection to KESC employees and assets under normal law as well as according to the judgment of Sindh High Court in order to bring an end to open lawlessness and sabotage at the hands of misdirected union elements.
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Karachi Electric Supply Company Limited (KESC)
2nd Floor, State Life Building No 11, Abdullah Haroon Road, Saddar, Karachi
Tel: +9221 9920 7163
Cell: +92346 822 3641