Karachi Electric Supply Company’s striking employees start returning to work


Karachi: The Karachi Electric Supply Company has received positive response from many employees on strike who individually contacted the management to express their support and solidarity with the cause of normalizing all outstanding complaints and faults. Mr. Tabish Gauhar, CEO of KESC, had issued a call on Wednesday to the inactive employees to return to their duties and serve the customers.

The employees who came back to work in response to CEO’s call during the past couple of days mainly include the field staff and technicians whose work is vital to the rectification of local faults. They have expressed full commitment to the public service role of the utility and joined their colleagues in clearing the backlog of public complaints and local faults. These employees have been working for extensive hours to rectify as much local faults as possible against the continuing threats from CBA Union.

In their messages to the top management, the returning employees have opposed the CBA Union’s negative line of action which has put the common citizens into misery and disturbed the City life. They expressed the view that strike had to be observed by employees on voluntary basis and not through subversive acts and life threats as the CBA Union is practicing. The KESC has appreciated the fact that these employees have finally realized the importance of their professional responsibilities towards the life of the general public and resumed their work.

In the meanwhile, the striking CBA Union continued its attacks and sabotage of KESC’s functioning and fault repair work. In North Nazimabad late last night, a group of armed miscreants opened direct fire on the main gate of Abu Zar maintenance centre. Fortunately, none of the employees present in the office was at the main gate at that time. Therefore, nobody was hurt in the incident. This office has been efficiently attending to the public complaints in its area and there has been no backlog of local faults there.

On Friday morning, the striking CBA activists surrounded KESC offices in State Life Building at Abdullah Haroon Road, the Power House at Elandar Road and the Workshop at Haroonabad Grid and blocked access to the offices for KESC employees. The armed attackers harassed and threatened the staff members who insisted upon performing their normal responsibilities.

The KESC has paid tributes to the employees who had been performing their duties against all odds and security threats in the best interest of KESC and its consumers.

For more information, contact:
Adil Murtaza
Assistant Manager, Media and PR
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
Email: adil.murtaza@kesc.com.pk