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‘Sheikh Zayed Hospital to provide drugs and ambulance service to employees’

‘Sheikh Zayed Hospital to provide drugs and ambulance service to employees’

LAHORE – The Sheikh Zayed Hospital (SZH) will provide free pharmacologic drugs and ambulance service to employees and their families, SZH Chairman and Dean Dr Saeed said on Monday. He said that the administration’s first and foremost duty is to manage patients and look after their needs.
Hospitals are primarily constructed to cure and treat ailments that are contracted by patients, Saeed said. The SZH chairman delineated the fact that he would organise a complaint cell for all

Sindh govt asks KESC to reinstate sacked employees

KARACHI – In its second meeting on Sunday, the committee constituted by the Sindh government for the reinstatement of sacked employees of the Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) asked the company management to immediately reinstate the sacked employees.
The meeting was held at the Sindh Chief Minister’s House with Shazia Marri in the chair. Besides KESC Managing Director Tabish Gohar and other officials, the meeting was attended by committee members Amir Nawab, Rafiq Engineer,

Media Times sacks more than 200 employees

LAHORE – Media Times, a media group, on Friday fired more than 200 employees from its two organisations; Urdu newspaper Daily Aaj Kal and its satellite TV channel Business Plus. The group had been facing extreme financial constrains; employees were not getting salaries; there was at least a four months lag.
Aaj Kal Editor Khalid Chaudhry was also shown the door, Pakistan Today has learnt. More than 150 employees of Aaj Kal and Business Plus were sacked from their Karachi office,

LHC restricts court employees from private jobs

LAHORE – Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice (CJ) Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry on Friday directed all district and sessions judges of Punjab and Islamabad to stop court employees from engaging in any other private job or business in addition to their official assignments.
A directive issued by the LHC said that the CJ has directed all district and sessions judges to make sure that court employees do not violate the directive and stay away from any business or private jobs if any. CJ

PR employees protest delay in salaries

LAHORE – Employees of Pakistan Railways (PR) on Wednesday protested against the failure of PR to pay their salaries in three consecutive months, inflation and the cutting of traveling allowance.
Dozens of workers from loco shops, power house and steel shop under the Railway Workers Union leadership staged a demonstration outside Divisional Superintendent (DS) workshops office, threatening to extend the protest if their demands were not taken seriously.
“The ministry is

SC dismisses appeals by PTCL employees

ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed dozens of appeals filed by the employees of Pakistan Telecommunication Company Ltd (PTCL), seeking benefit of Voluntary Separation Scheme (VSS).
A three-member Supreme Court bench, comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Tariq Parvez and Justice Ghulam Rabbani, announced the judgment which had, earlier, been reserved. The employees had applied for the benefit of VSS but were denied on the ground that they

Education Ministry under-paying contractual employees

ISLAMABAD: The Education Ministry is blatantly violating the government’s labour policy by paying Rs 6,000 in salary to its employees working on contractual basis, Pakistan Today has learnt. According to the labour policy, the minimum salary of workers should not be less than Rs 7,000 per month but two attached departments of the Education Ministry were openly violating the labour policy.
This sheer violation of government rules right under the nose of Parliament House goes

Three IJT activists identified for attacking PU employee’s home

LAHORE: The Punjab University (PU) administration on Tuesday identified three Islami Jamiat-e-Talba (IJT) activists involved in attacking a varsity teacher’s house and interestingly all three of them are Hafiz-e-Quran and one of them is IJT nazim, Pakistan Today has learnt. Muslim Town Police have not registered a first information report (FIR) against the students while PU faculty was concerned about their security. The three people involved in attacking PU Hostel number 15

Zardari signs bill on sacked employees

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari on Monday signed the Sacked Employees (Reinstatement) Bill, 2010, which would provide a legal cover to thousands of emloyees reinstated by the PPP government who had been sacked in 1997 by the Nawaz Sharif government.
“The critics of present government sometimes accuse it of not providing jobs to the people. Yes, the job market has shrunk due to world wide economic slow down and recession.
But I ask the critics; is the reinstatement of

Government to build 45,000 housing units for govt employees

QUETTA: A project to construct 45,000 houses from government employees, 5000 of which are to be constructed immediately, has been launched, Federal Minister for Housing and Works Haji Rehmatullah Kakar said while addressing a press conference in Federal Lodges on Sunday.
Rehmat Kakar said 8 million houses ware required for employees throughout the country and 2 projects had been launched in this regard, adding that land had already been acquired from Capital Development Authority

CM turns dow bid to regularise LDA employees

LAHORE: Following the charges of corruption and violation of merit in appointments, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has turned down the summary submitted by Lahore Development Authority to get permanent statues of hundreds of employees appointed on contract basis through the National Testing Service (NTS) since 2009, Pakistan Today learnt on Saturday.
Lahore Development Authority had dispatched the summary in the last week of the November seeking permanent status of all

Private employees forced to work on Eid without bonuses

LAHORE: Thousands of workers of private companies sacrifice their joy of celebrating Eidul Azha for the sake of their jobs without getting any bonus and compensation in return, Pakistan Today has learnt.
People working at bakeries, hotels, restaurants, petrol pumps and playlands have expressed their concerns over the inhuman attitude of their employees who forced them to work on festive occasions by openly violating labour laws.
Most of these workers belong to areas

Senate passes Sacked Employees (Reinstatement) Bill 2010

ISLAMABAD: The Upper House on Wednesday passed the long-awaited ‘The Sacked Employees (Reinstatement) Bill 2010’, to provide relief to those employees who were appointed in corporation service or autonomous or semi-autonomous bodies or in government service during the period from November 1, 1993 to November 30, 1996 and were dismissed, removed, terminated from service or forcibly offered golden shake hand during the period from November 1, 1996 to October 12, 1999 amidst opposition

Tauqir surprised by PCB’s decision to sack employees over 60

LAHORE: Former PCB Chairman Lt. General (retd) Tauqir Zia has expressed his surprise at the decision of PCB to retire regular employees above the age of 60 years.
The PCB yesterday terminated the services of its regular employees including Chief Operating Officer Wasim Bari. A PCB official said the board’s HR committee informed around 15 employees that their services were no longer required as they had become ineligible under the service rules act.
“The service rules

FBR, Customs employees irked by illegal hirings

Illegal hiring of lower staff in the Customs Department has angered employees of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and the Customs Department, Pakistan Today has learnt.
According to sources, dozens of lower division clerks (LDC) in Basic Pay Scale (BPS-7) were appointed across Pakistan, primarily in Lahore, in the last two months without following the rules of business.
According to sources, the high-ups of the FBR were not in favour of activating the Customs

Police comb Shah Di Khoi for militants, net PU employees

The Muslim Town Police conducted a late night search operation in the Shah Di Khoi area last week following information that militants were hiding there. They took eight suspects into custody that night, only to find out later that three of them were employees of the Punjab University, sources said on Tuesday.
The sources in Muslim Town police station said that police had been monitoring Shah Di Khoi for the last one month, as they had received a tip-off that