ISLAMABAD: Pakistan government has not released directions for terminations of contractual employees from federal departments, federal minister Sheikh Aftab Ahmed said on Tuesday (today).
Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Sheikh Aftab Ahmed has said that no directions have been issued for the termination of contractual employees from the federal government departments.
Responding to a call attention notice moved by Sheikh Rashid Ahmed and others in the National Assembly on Tuesday, he assured that the government the committed to eliminate unemployment from the country.
He clarified that the Ministries and Divisions have only been directed to review the number of their contractual employees and forward summaries to the Prime Minister through the Establishment Division.
He said the final decision on the matter will be taken by the Prime Minister himself keeping in view the recommendations of the departments.
He however said that he has moved a summary requesting that the contractual employees are not terminated. Senate Standing Committee on Cabinet Division has also recommended the government not to lay off the contractual employees.
To another call attention notice moved by Ch. Armaghan Subhani, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Sheikh Aftab Ahmed assured that strict action will be taken against the factories which are not properly disposing off their waste in the capital territory.
Two bills were laid before the house on Tuesday. These are The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2014 and The Hindu Marriage Bill, 2014. The chair referred these bills to the concerned Standing Committees.
The house adopted a resolution urging the government to provide national identity cards to the people free of cost.
On a resolution regarding provision of interest free loans to the federal government employees, Parliamentary Secretary for Finance, Rana Afzal Khan clarified that those government employees from grade one to twenty two, who are not getting interest on Provident Fund, are being given interest free loans.
The house adopted a motion authorizing the constitution of a special committee to investigate the allegations leveled by Jamshed Dasti against the Parliamentarians living in the parliament lodges. The committee was directed to submit its report within fifteen days.