KARACHI: Salt Manufacturers Association of Pakistan (SMAP) has announced an indefinite strike, calling the salt prices hike unjustified by the Pakistan Mineral Development Corporation (PMDC).
During an emergency meeting of Salt Manufacturers Association of Pakistan (SMAP) Executive Committee, Ismail Suttar, Chairman SMAP along with members from Kalabagh and Quaidabad stated that Pakistan Mineral Development Corporation(PMDC) had made unjustified decision of price hike without consulting SMAP, this behavior of the cooperation is regarded as irresponsible and non-serious as they stay adamant on their plan that is creating some serious existential problems for the salt industry.
As a protest, SMAP executive committee has unanimously agreed to initiate strike action from Kalabagh. Chairman SMAP warned Kalabagh members will keep the strike till PMDC reverses the recent price increases and resolves all other outstanding issues, said the Chairman SMAP.
SMAP Executive Committee was of the considered opinion that this will be our first step, and if PMDC fails to constructively engage SMAP in resolution of these issues then further strike plans at other key salt mines will be implemented.