Industrial associations to lodge protest over Employees Old Age Benefits Institution’s extortion

Karachi: All the industrial associations of Karachi have strongly condemned the highhandedness of Employees Old Age Benefits Institution (EOBI) and unabated harassment and extortion.

In an emergent meeting of chairmen and other office bearers of all the seven industrial associations held in the office of Korangi Association of Trade and Industry (KATI) wherein all the chairman and representatives of 7 (seven) industrial associations and a large number their members attended, have demanded of the government to immediately stop EOBI’s harassment and way of working by the EOBI’s staff which has jeopardized the smooth working of the industrial areas.

“The way EOBI officials are behaving never happened before”, said associations’ members during the meeting. They said that EOBI officials are constantly harassing and giving threats of sealing the factories if their demands were not met.

They appealed to the Governor Sindh and Chief Minister besides Interior Minister, Rehman Malik to intervene and save industrialists from EOBI’s harassments. They further demanded of the Chairman EOBI, Zafar Iqbal Gondal to stop EOBI’s highhandedness immediately otherwise all the associations would announce their further line of action through a joint press conference very soon.

The representatives of all the associations have requested the government on this occasion to reprimand EOBI officials responsible for harassment to the industrialists otherwise industrial peace of Karachi would be jeopardised.

They said in the meeting that no government functionary would be allowed to harass the industrialists. He made it clear that industrialists always abide by the rules and regulations and would not allow EOBI’s officials to violate industrial peace. He said that before going for any extreme step the industrial representatives would approach all the power corridors to warn EOBI from extorting the industrialists.

The meeting attended by the Chairman KATI Ehtesham Uddin, Former Chairman KATI Mian Zahid Hussain, Chairman SITE Association of Industry, Irfan Moton, Chairman North Karachi Association, Abdul Rasheed Fodderwala, Chairman, F B Area Association, Masroor Ahmed Alvi, Chairman Landhi Association Zaid Basheer, representative’s of Bin Qasim Association Abdur Rehman Ismail and representatives of SITE Superhighway Association, Faisal Moeen Qureshi.

For more information, contact:
Nadeem Ahmed
Press Secretary
Korangi Association of Trade and Industry (KATI)
ST-4/2, Sector 23, Korangi Industrial Area, Karachi 74900
Tel: +9221 3506 1211 -2
Cell: +92346 2012346
Fax: +9221 3506 1215

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