LAHORE: The Federal Minister of Railways, Khawaja Saad Rafique, has discovered presence of thousands of ghost pensioners amongst at least 146,000 retired employees of Pakistan Railways.
Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) belonged Khawaja Saad Rifique has directed the railways’ authorities for scrutinise all pensioners and ordered to maintain computerised records of all former employees, local media reported.
Reports revealed that billions were paid to the ghost pensioners which provided significant losses to the railways’ department due to the insufficient and old records of retired employees.
Additionally, the reports unveiled the facts that the families of retired employees, who died since years ago, illegally receiving pensions from national treasury.
However, Rafique directed the railway management to computerise complete records of retired employees in November.