SHC to freeze CM Sindh’s salary if pensions not released in two weeks

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

03rd Feb, 2021. 07:00 pm
SHC petition of govt employees

The Sindh High Court (SHC) has on Wednesday heard the petition seeking of government employees for immediate release of their pensions.

The SHC has given two weeks’ time to the Sindh government to release the pensions to retired employees.

During the hearing, the SHC remarked that the court will pass an order to freeze the salary of Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah if the pensions of govt employees were not released till February 16.

The court will also pass an order to stop the salary of the principal secretary to CM Sindh.

Moreover, the matter will be forwarded to the Sindh governor if pensions were not released in the given time.

The court adjourned the hearing till February 16.

The federal government last week tightened the noose around ghost pensioners and declared bio-metric verification mandatory.

Under the new system, pensioners drawing pensions under the federal treasury rules will undergo biometric verification every year in the months of March and October.

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