Pakistani media reported that the Sindh Cabinet sub committee on Steel Mill has decided to bring resolution in Sindh Assembly seeking control of Sindh government on Steel Mill for blocking the intention of Pakistan’s federal government for making thousands of workers jobless. The decision was made on the recommendation of trade union leaders. The Ministers were of view that it is not possible that federal government immediately hand over control of the steel mill to the Sindh government on merely Sindh government letter and it would be a long struggle
PSM Trade Union Leader Mr Karamat Ali said that the movement will have to be run on permanent basis as the federation will not bow down so easily and public is needed to be mobilized on the issue as privatization of steel mill would multiply unemployment in the province.
He added that all trade union leaders sitting here in the meeting here were in agreement to work with the Sindh government to stop the privatization of steel mill. On the occasion steel mill action committee placed their demands before the Sindh cabinet’s subcommittee on steel mill.
It was also decided that Steel Mill Action Committee will present its recommendations and proposals on the issue in the next meeting of the committee to be held after two days so that the suggestions of trade union leaders could be incorporated in the letter that would be sent to federal government.