“Failure to do so will tantamount to abuse of office. It is also a case of conflict of interest,” says Labour Leader Mahendra Chaudhry.
FLP also questions the injustice of these public officers being allowed under the regime’s Constitution to contest elections or to hold official positions inpolitical parties while it forbids trade union officials who are not public officials at all, from doing so.
“Such discriminatory treatment is totally abhorrent in any democratic society and I am surprised that the international community continues to support such unjust laws under the regime’s constitution.
“Trade union officials are not paid by the public purse nor are they performing any public duty. Why then are they barred from holding official positions inpolitical parties or from contesting elections?” Mr Chaudhry asked.