Employees of Gomal Zam dam denied salary for 15 months


The various employees of Gomal Zam Dam project are denied payment of salaries for the last 15 months despite assurances from high ups of Irrigation Department and commissioner Dera Ismail Khan.

Talking to media, Qanongo Sultan Muhammad, Patwaris Sona Khan, Muhammad Afzal and Nawaz Gul said that they were working with the dam project for the last several years but for the last 15 months they have been deprived of their salaries.

They said that the department of Irrigation had received a sum of Rs. 25 million for the payment of salaries but still they are being denied of salaries, adding that commissioner of DI Khan and deputy commissioner of Tank and other high officers of Irrigation department assured them of clearing their dues but all in vain.

They urged the federal and provincial government of KP to take notice of the issue and ensure payment of their salaries as soon as possible.

When contacted the Commissioner of Dera Ismail Khan, Nazir Waraich, he said that it is included in his first priority to resolve the issue. He said that he would discuss the matter with chief secretary of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as soon as possible.