JI flays suspension of electricity to PSM

July 18, 2013 Off By Web Desk

Karachi: Jamaat-e-Islami JI here Thursday termed the closure of Pakistan Steel Mill PSM due to suspension of electricity, a bid to snatch bread from thousands of families.

In a statement issued here on Thursday, JI leaders Muzaffar Ahmed Hashmi, Laeeq Khan, Nasrullah Khan Shajih, Hameedullah Khan Advocate and Younus Barai expressed their deep concern over the closure of PSM.

Condemning the apathy of government towards the national steel industry, JI leaders said the closure of Pakistan Steel would be tantamount to deprive thousands of families from bread.

They demanded of the government to take effective measures in this regard, so that the families of PSM employees could be saved from hunger.

They further demanded of the authorities concern to announce a bailout package for the employees and order the KESC to restore electricity of Gulshan-e-Hadeed, Steel Town and PSM.

They regretted that a national industry which contributed a lot in boosting economy was now at the verge of collapse, as all the production plants have been stopped and their employees were taking to streets.