SC seeks response from govt over non-functionality of PSM
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has sought response from the government over non-functionality of the Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) on Thursday.
Hearing a promotion case of PSM employee Zardad Abbasi, three member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Gulzar Ahmed observed that despite zero production from the PSM from 2015, the employees are getting their salaries with perks and privileges by sitting at their homes.
The country is bearing burden of billions of rupees in terms of salaries of the PSM employees, the CJP remarked. The top judge said the Pakistan Steel Mill is creating several problems and seems that all the budget of the country would be spent on it.
CJP Gulzar Ahmed said in his remarks to appoint new staff, if the government is willing to run the PSM. “The current employees of the mills have become fond of taking salaries by sitting at their homes, fire them.” “It seems the entire national budget has been spent on it,” he added. The SC ordered the secretary commerce and industries to look forward into the matter.