The protest call was given by the union leaders and all the groups supported the call and vowed to work collectively for the reversing of over billing and overcharging because the Pesco staff has put extra-financial burden over the employees. The employees of the powerhouse live in Right Bank colony, River View Colony, Jobi colony, Tipu Sultan Colony, and Pehur Colony gathered at the offices areas at Jobi, leading by Hamayun Khan, Malik Iftikhar, Ghazi Khan and Aamir Anwar.
The protesting employees demanded that their electricity bills should be corrected immediately by the Pesco staff and they would not pay the excessive bills. They alleged that the Pesco staff did not take the reading of their power meters and charged them blindly.
They alleged that the free units awarded to the Power House employees have been ignored and the staff concerned actually wanted to cover their line losses. “We opposed these tactics and all the leaders and workers are united and vowed to work collectively for the correction of their bills,” said Ghazi Khan.
Meanwhile it has been learnt that the Pesco staff wanted to correct their bills and an announcement would be made on the loudspeakers in the residential colonies on Friday, telling the employees that they should visit their office for the removing of overcharges.
Without power two villages of Pirgali union council have remained without electricity since the torrential rain stuck the entire district on Febuary 5. Azmat Khan belongs to Sairi village told this correspondent that their 25 KV electricity transformer was burnt during the rain and three electricity poles were also fell down by the torrential rain and storm.
He said that their village and surrounding areas are still without electricity and despite their numerous requests none of the Pesco staff came forward.