LAHORE (PR) - Thousands of electricity/Wapda workers observed ‘Protest Day’ under the aegis of All Pakistan Hydro Electric Workers Union (CBA) Tuesday at Quetta, Mardan, Sawat, Peshawar, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Multan, Bahawalpur, Rahimyar Khan, Sukkur, Larkana, Hyderabad, DG Khan, Faisalabad, Sahiwal, Lahore and other cities of the country to protest against the government policy of electricity loadshedding and rising prices of electricity.

They demanded the government to adopt the policies for generation of cheaper electricity through hydel, gas and coal-fired thermal power stations in the public sector and introduce administrative reforms to raise productivity of Electricity Power Wing instead of keeping the electricity state owned companies under the control of the private members of Board of Directors. All demands were raised in the resolution passed in the protest rally held by the Union before Chief Minister’s House, Mall Road, Lahore.

 The protesters marched from the various parts of the city and gathered at Lahore Press Club and went up to the Chief Minister’s House, Mall Road, Lahore, wherein they held dharna and presented a memorandum to the Chief Minister’s Secretariat containing their demands.