LAHORE – The government should ensure smooth supply of gas and furnace oil for running the closed thermal power stations to raise electricity generation, as well as get installed at the earliest the machinery of Nandipur and UAE-gifted plants lying idle for more than a year.

These demands were raised in a resolution passed in a conference of the representatives of Pakistan Wapda Hydro Electric Central Labour Union. The conference was held at Bakthiar Labour Hall on Thursday.

Union General Secretary Khurshid Ahmed, Malik Shabbir, Rana Shakoor and other representatives addressed on this occasion. The government was also asked to implement the recommendations of the energy conference held in Lahore.

The recovery of Rs370 billion owed by the KESC to Wapda was also demanded to make Gencos financially viable. Similarly, the Lesco management was urged to get implemented the decisions made by the government with the union concerning the up-gradation of pay scale and grant of motorcycle allowance to line superintendents, meter readers and bill distributors. It also appealed to the public not to attack the national assets while sharing their anger over serious the unprecedented loadshedding.