PPP will protect interest of steel mill workers, says Nasir Hussain

F.P Report

KARACHI: Provincial Ministers Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, Saeed Ghani and Special Assistant to CM Sindh Waqar Mehdi on Saturday have remarked that PPP is a party of workers, and vowed to protect the interests of steel mill workers at all cost.

The dignitaries expressed their views in the second consultative meeting of  Sindh Cabinet Sub-Committee with the workers of the  Steel Mills in the Sindh Assembly Committee Room. While underlining Steel Mill issue, the Provincial Ministers stated that steel mill was national asset, they will not let it be destroyed and use all the options to save the steel mill.

The meeting was attended by Pillar’s Karamat Ali, Trade Union Leader Habib Junaidy, Steel Mill Workers and Officers Association Leaders. Sindh Information Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah and Labour Minister Saeed Ghani said that the position of Sindh government on steel mill was clear from day one.

He added that “all stakeholders are being consulted”. They were of the opinion that long struggle was needed on the issue of steel mills.  Pakistan Steel Mill was a national asset and the matter was not even brought up in the Council of Common Interest.

The provincial ministers said that the issue would be taken up in the Sindh Assembly and Senate where we have majority. Resolution seeking control of PMS will be passed in Sindh Assembly in next week, they mentioned.

Furthermore the meeting also decided to include economic and legal experts in the sub-committee for seeking the expert opinion on the issue.