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Misguided privatisation in Pakistan

03 March 2014
PSI affiliate the Pakistan WAPDA Hydro Electric Central Labour Union (WAPDA) is fighting the latest misguided privatisation push in Pakistan. The union is mobilising members from across the country and is reaching out to community groups, academics and elected officials to resist the pressure from the IMF, the World Bank, and possibly the USA to privatise not only the national electricity system but also a number of other public assets.

A meeting of academics and former government officials demonstrates that previous privatisations in Pakistan have served to enrich a few people, who have stripped the assets of the privatised entities and allowed them to collapse.  PSI will continue to support the energy workers’ courageous and principled fight.

Please see these links to three related news clippings:

WAPDA workers protest privatisation (DAWN.com) - 13 February 2014

Experts question privatisation of profit-making entities (DAWN.com) - 21 February 2014

WAPDA workers protest privatisation (DAWN.com) - 23 January 2014

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