Pakistan

LAHORE – Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar has referred the Punjab Companies case to NAB and ordered to recover the hefty salary amount from CEOs within 10 days.

The case was heard by a three-member bench of Supreme Court, headed by the Chief Justice in Lahore on Sunday.

Chief Secretary Punjab, DG NAB and CEOs of all Punjab Companies were present in the court.

Chief Justice also heard the illegal appointment case of Vice Chancellor Lahore College of Women University, Dr Uzma and dismissed her from the post.

He ordered the appointment of a senior professor as a provisional VC and appointment of a permanent one within one month.

The chief justice said, “the country should not be handed over to contractors like the East India Company and no one would be allowed to distribute the country’s resources like that.”

The chief secretary informed the court that the Punjab government has constituted 50 companies.

To this, the chief justice said that they had handed everything to the private sector.

“Leave the government if you cannot work with diligence. We will not let the public money go waste,” he remarked and added that the highest officer of the provincial government i.e the chief secretary is taking around Rs 200,000 and the former employees appointed in these companies are charging more salaries even that of from the high court judge.