VEHARI - Though trade unions are meant for protecting labour rights, the groups have been lobbied for serving vested interests, according a survey conducted by TheNation.
Cashing in on the current wave, the Wapda unionists have been distributing free electricity units granted by authority among their relatives. Almost, every department is plagued with such kind of ‘unionism’
Moreover, the trade union heads also visit police stations to get their ‘share’ in corruption. Vehari DPO Syed Nasir Rizvi said since he believed in community policing, he cooperated with these unions to solve the problems confronting the people.
DCO Ahsan Bhutta said no doubt these unions got involved in several matters but the administration consulted with them to provide relief to the common people. Vehari Traders Union President Irshad Bhatti said: “We’re here for the welfare of the masses.”
SHO Danewal Mehar said he run a model police station and he attached a priority to solve the problems through community policing.