by Ghulam Nasir & Nur
Gulmit, May 27: The decision of Pak China Sost Port Company to fire employees from jobs has triggered dissent in local communities across Gojal. According to reports jobs of over half a dozen employees belonging to various villages of Gojal, including Sost, Shishkat, Moorkhoon, Gulmit, Ghulkin and Hussaini have been terminated ‘to reduce operational costs’. Majority of the terminated employees were providing security services at the dry port building, or performed other low scale tasks in other departments.
Sections of the local communities have shown displeasure over termination of these employees’ jobs. President of a village women organization approached Pamir Times to show her organization’s concerns over the situation. “New cabinet of the port trust, despite of lapse of eight months, has not been able to convene a general body meeting or take a decision about dividends to be paid to the shareholders”, she said.