Thar coal project jobs

Confusion surrounds the claims made by the Tharparkar district council chairman that Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC) has only provided a portion of the jobs promised earlier to local residents. Since they have been rejected by a SECMC spokesperson as political foul play, a discreet examination needs to be carried out. They both appear to carry valid perspectives and certain nuances have to be recognised. Ultimately, however, political pressure is never an acceptable method for securing one’s way even though ‘backdoor entries’ are very much a systemic part of the culture in the country.

Published in Express Tribune, 15th January, 2018