Since Editor Daily Dawn Mr Abbas Nasir is also looking after DAWN NEWS TV therefore he has no right to file the news about Sacked KESC Workers and their protest in his newspaper.
Daily Dawn was allegedly founded by the Founder of Pakistan Muhammad Ali Jinnah. The CEO of Dawn group is Hameed Haroon, and the current editor of Dawn is Abbas Nasir, who is also looking after the Dawn News Channel [supposed to be a full time job], and how the hell it would be possible to look after two organizations at the same time!!
Hameed Haroon is Chief Executive Officer of The Dawn Media Group (DMG), Pakistan’s leading media conglomerate. The Group comprises Pakistan Herald Publications (Pvt.) Limited, the printers and publishers of DAWN newspaper and three leading magazines, Herald (current affairs) Spider (Information Technology) and Aurora (marketing and advertising); DawnNews Pakistan’s first and to-date only English language news channel; City FM89 radio and DAWN.COM-arguably Pakistan’s most visited news web portal. [Couurtesy: Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hameed_Haroon]
As per latest news update dated 25 May 2007 [AAJ NEWS 2100 HOURS].
On 25 May 2007 the DAWN NEWS CHANNEL's test transmission was commenced and guess what the opening ceremony was addressed by Generalissimo Generalissimus Il President Mr Parvez Musharraf. Whereas the so-called Beacon of the Press Freedom i.e. Pakistan Herald Publication Limited or to be precise Daily Dawn [DATED 25 MAY 2007] says:
"“In our endeavour to establish DawnNews we are enormously helped by our legacy – The legacy of DAWN, that was founded by the Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah on 14th August 1947 in Karachi, the same day our nation was born. We believe that by facilitating access to information of the highest quality and with a defined commitment to clarity and accuracy, we can enable Pakistan’s young generations to assume their place as informed citizens of the world.”
But Jinnah had never dreamt of Controlled and Guided Democracy by Military Dictator as well as he never dreamt of that a Military Dictator would be addressing a forum founded by a Lawyer of Impeccable Character i.e. Mohammad Ali Jinnah
The tragedy of English Speaking Pakistani Elite Class can only be defined as:
If you lost money then nothing is lost,
If you lost health then something is lost,
If you lost character then you lost everything and nothing is left.
The most amazing thing is this that after all these years of boastful claims of Freedom of Press and leaseholding of Basic Human Rights, on 27 March, 2009, Mr Hameed Haroon at the behest of Editor Dawn Mr Abbas Nasir and Part TIME EXECUTIVE RATHER Hatchet Man of DAWN NEWS CHANNEL, sacked more than 70 employees in the name of reorganizing [Read Retrenchments and Iron Kick] the Dawn News Channel and this step is itself tantamount to Financial Murder and this is the step for which Hameed Haroon and Pseudo Leftists of Saadat-e-Amroha in Dawn Editorial Board hounded the several Civilian Government of 90s. Following is the list and names of Working Journalists/Technicians who have been summarily dismissed:
Another lame plea of Dawn Group Management is this that Dawn News Channel has nothing to do with Daily Dawn newspaper! I wonder what the hell Mr Abbas Nasir [Editor Dawn] is doing in Dawn News Channel and why the hell both the orgainzations share the same website?
KARACHI: Protesting workers baton-charged By Our Reporter Sunday, 12 Apr, 2009 03:21AM PST
KARACHI, April 11: Police on Saturday baton-charged scores of sacked contractual employees of the Karachi Electric Supply Company who staged a sit-in outside the company’s head office on main Zaibunnisa Street blocking vehicular traffic for at least three hours.
A number of sacked contractual workers of the KESC gathered outside the power utility’s head office for a third consecutive day on Saturday to protest against their dismissal.
They demanded job regularisation, claiming that at the time of privatisation the management had promised them that it would regularise their services.
Some of the protesters blocked the main Zaibunnisa Street for vehicular traffic, causing a traffic jam in the highly busy locality.
A contingent of police was already there and tried to pacify the angry protesters, asking them to open the main artery for traffic. However, upon their refusal, the police baton charged them at about 4.30pm, managed to disperse the protesting crowd and restore the vehicular traffic on the road.
Sources said that one person was injured in the baton charge. However, the Frere police did not confirm it. They said no arrest was made.
The protesters, however, said that they delayed their protest because of the law and order situation.
They claimed that in January the privatised management of the power utility had promised to decide their cases of regularisation within 10 days, but nothing had come out since then.
A KESC spokesperson, when contacted, said that the matter regarding whether to give them status of permanent employees was in court and it was for the court to decide.
General-secretary of the People’s Worker Union Latif Mughal deplored the incident and said that about six months ago he had sent a letter to President Asif Ali Zardari on the subject but no action was taken.
He said that he sent another letter on Friday demanding the job regularisation of the contractual workers. Mr Mughal said that as per international standards, power supply companies hired one employee for 60 consumers but in the KESC only one employee was available for about 200 consumers.