SADIQABAD - The Rahim Yar Khan Chamber of Commerce and Industry has decided to give vent to their anger by launching a protest movement in collaboration with industrialists and traders against the prolonged power and gas outages which have crippled the life across the district like other parts of the country. For this purpose, the chamber officials have started making contacts with other trade organisations. The decision was made in a meeting held to devise a strategy to face and solve the problems being faced by the industrialists and small traders due to the worst outages in the district.

Presided over by RYKCCI President Muzaffar Saleem, the meeting was attended by Senior Vice President Mehtab Ahmad, Vice President Waqar Ali, Executive Body members Mian Basheer Ahmad, Muhammad Imtiaz Ahmad, Abdul Samad, Mian Kashif, Muhammad Ashraf, Arshad Sultan, Atif Basheer Adnan, Riazur Rehman and Mian Abdul Salam.

The meeting talked about the “irresponsible behaviour” of the Wapda officials in addition to the prolonged loadshedding and about the business community’s problems. It was decided that the Chamber will immediately start protesting against the loadshedding and the Wapda officials’ behaviour towards consumers.  The meeting also decided that the protests would be held in collaboration with other trade and industrial bodies including Anjuman Tanjran. In this regard, the Chamber officials have been assigned duties to contact such organisationa across the region.

After the meeting, the chamber president said that protests were being held across the country but the rulers were not paying heed to the people’s grievances. He added that industries were on the brink of destruction because of the power crisis while the industrialists had become mental patients. “Silence on the crisis is no more possible now,” he said. He pledged continuation of the proposed protest movement until the government overcame the power crisis.