PSM employees fired: Hammad Azhar responds to Bilawal Zardari’s criticism

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

28th Nov, 2020. 03:54 pm
Hammad Azhar Bilawal Bhutto

Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Saturday criticized the Federal government for firing as many as 4,544 employees of the loss-making Pakistan Steel Mill (PSM).

Bilawal took to Twitter and wrote“The heartless government’s sacked 4500 workers of Pakistan Steel Mills. PPP will return each & everyone back to work. The land of this historical industrial asset belongs to the people of Sindh, we will not let the PTI get away with this economic murder. Sack Imran, not workers.”

On the other hand, Federal Minister for Industries and Production Hammad Azhar replied to the criticism, citing a past event. 

He retweeted Bilawal’s tweet and wrote, “Let me remind everyone that it was during PPP tenure that PSM went from a profit-making entity with billions in the bank account to a heavy loss-making and bankrupt entity.

Capacity was taken down to 40% and then PMLN shut it down in 2015.”

It is pertinent to mention that 4,544 PSM employees, including teachers, drivers, firemen, operators, health and security staffers, SEDGMs, managers, and others had been fired. 

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