Re-employed: PPP hauls its men back in

Published: July 20, 2011

These employees were sacked on political grounds during Nawaz Sharif and Pervez Musharraf’s tenures. PHOTO: EXPRESS

KARACHI: 

The Sindh government has brought back 621 government employees. The newly reinstated workers were appointed during the Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) second tenure but were removed during the regimes of Nawaz Sharif and Pervez Musharraf.

The announcement was made by Law Minister Ayaz Soomro at a press conference held at the Sindh Secretariat. Of the employees, 470 belong to the education department, 51 to local government, 17 to the police, nine to the food department, five to the prisons and 12 to the irrigation department.

Soomro said that the summary was signed by the chief minister.

The decision was made in accordance to a promise made by Benazir Bhutto. Last year, the government had asked people – via a newspaper advertisement – to file an application if they had been removed from government service. A committee was put together to review the matter. It was led by the minister for works and services, Dr Zulfiqar Mirza.

“We received around 1,848 applications and after scrutinising each one, the government restored 621 employees.” The law minister added that employees facing charges of corruption or those who had cases lodged against them were not reinstated.

“Most of the employees were working in the lower grades and the government will try to promote them and give them their dues as well.”

The government wants to give all contract employees permanent jobs but delayed the decision due to the flash floods last year, he added.

Decision on MQM resignation

On an unrelated note, the minister said that the government would decide the fate of the resignation submitted by Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) ministers within 48-hours. We want to continue the policy of reconciliation and bring MQM to the fold, he added. When asked about proposed amendments in the local government and commissionerate system, he said that the government had already formed three different committees to review the legislation on the issue.

“We can make amendments to these bills passed by the assembly after consultation with the MQM,” he concluded.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 21st,  2011.

Reader Comments (3)

  • kala_bacha
    Jul 21, 2011 - 6:57AM

    There are no money to feed people who already employed, now to re-hiring peoples from back date. Who will provide their salaries Mr. President! According to minister we had flood so we didn’t reinstate last year, now what we have to afford these people? PPP is always champions on hiring surplus people. Don’t forgot what happen in PIA and PTCL . They all became history!

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  • Jul 23, 2011 - 1:31AM

    Salam I will say it is a brave decision.they were punished in the tenture of Nawa sharif and Musharaf Governement.After a long time PPP Completes the promise made by Shaheed Mohtrama Benazir bhutto.Now with other families 621 new families are happy.Thanks TO asif ali Zardari and his great team Chief minister sind Qaim ali shah,Law minster Ayaz soomro and works and services minster Dr.Zulfiqar mirza and other ppp leaders. I congratulate them and also thankful to all of the leaders of ppp. thanksRecommend

  • Sajida
    Jul 23, 2011 - 4:45AM

    @kala_bacha
    Post below explains this syndrome
    Re-employed: PPP hauls its men back in

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