LAHORE - All Pakistan Wapda Hydro Electric Workers Union has expressed concern over accidental death of seven Lesco employees during work within a month and demanded of the company management to ensure safety of the workers during work on electric wires.

The union held an emergency meeting yesterday after recent accidental deaths of lineman Muhammad Arif in Khanqa Dogran sub-division and crane operator Anayat Ali and demanded of the Lesco to constitute a committee to conduct inquiry into matter.

The committee must be formed to probe that who directed the employees to work on live wires, the union demanded. The company was asked to immediately clear the payment of dues to the families of workers died in accidents and ensure their children’s job. The union also asked the employees to refuse work on live wires without caring any direction from high level.

Union leader Khursheed Ahmed, Rana Abdushakoor, Sajid Kazmi, Maqsood Ahmed and other attended the meeting and offered fateh for the deceased.