By Bashir Faqeer
Islamkot: A month long protests, rallies and hunger strikes at Mithi of 450 Engineers, Chemists, Geologists, Doctors and various other positioned staff of Underground Coal Gasification Project at Project Site, Islamkot and Mithi couldn’t yield the release of past 4 month salaries nor their services have been regularized.
Abdul Mannan, a protester told PakVoices that there are approximately 460 employees in UCG unit and they haven’t received salaries for last 4 months. We are protesting for last 32 days but no government official or representative has come to us. We issued a report of our month long protest but we didn’t receive any feedback.
On 28th May 2015 project management claimed success 08 MW Syn-gas power generation system. The complex includes 4 MW Diesel power station, drilling rigs, gasifier, piping work, Air Compressors, Reverse Osmosis Plants, Syn-gas purification plant, fully furnished residential and administration blocks etc. Out of total approved cost of 9882 of both schemes, 4697 million rupees (47%) has been released to Government of Sindh in 8 years and now the federal govt has stopped funding raising some observations.