Published On: Wed, Jan 22nd, 2014
Published in Category: Rawalpindi

Stoppage of salary puts employees of social welfare department on brink of starvation

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RAWALPINDI: Non disbursement of salaries to the employees of social welfare department Muslim Town Rawalpindi has put them and their families on the brink of starvation.

Mujahid, Rafaqat and other employees of hostel for working women Social welfare department Punjab Muslim Town Rawalpindi said that they were shifted to women development department in 2012 on temporary basis. But no letter was issued by ministry for women department on this count and payment of salaries to them has been suspended since December, 1, 2013, they said.

We are working in this department since the last 28 years and most of the employees among us have reached retirement age, they said. At this critical juncture of our life span, our salaries have been stopped since December, 2013 and we are now left with no money even to support our families. The shopkeepers have refused to provide us essential commodities and groceries on credit and we are daily humiliated and subjected to insult by the shop keepers for non clearance of our long outstanding bills, they said.

The employees and their families have demanded of chief minister Punjab to take personal interest into the matter and issue orders for immediate release and payment of their salaries otherwise they will be forced to hold protest rallies.
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