SNGPL sacks 723 employees
LAHORE: The Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) has sacked 723 employees, including 195 officers on the orders of the apex court, a statement said.
These employees were recruited during Benazir Bhutto’s second term as the prime minister. The employees were removed by the Nawaz Sharif government but were later reinstated with the previous benefits during the tenure of Yousaf Raza Gilani as the prime minister.
As the recruitments were made in dozens of federal institutions, some of the employees (in IB and other departments and not the SNGPL) approached the apex court for seniority.
Regular employees also become a party in the case pending before the court of Justice Mushir Alam Khan.
The apex court reserved the verdict around a year ago, which was announced on Thursday.
The court declared legislation that enabled Yousaf Raza Gilani to reinstate these employees, null and void.
The SNGPL administration has banned the entry of 195 executive officers and 528 lower staff members in the offices, besides ordering confiscation of their duty cards.
Similarly, a notification has been issued to withdraw the facilities of free provision of gas and medical treatment facilities to these employees.
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