Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) has ordered the Railway authorities to review hiring and firing in accordance with law while recruiting daily wagers.

A three-member bench of SC headed by Chief Justice (CJ) Anwar Zaheer Jamali took up the case for hearing Friday.

Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed inquired from Railway authorities “if hiring and firing of employees in Railway are done verbally”.

APO Multan Railway told the court that the recruitment of employees on daily wages was made verbally.

Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed remarked “no record of appointments is available. God knows better how many came and how many left”.

The counsel for employees told the court those working with his client have been regularized.

Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed said in a lighter tone “his client’s colleagues have spent money. So should by his client”.

CJ Anwar Zaheer Jamali remarked “citing to article-25 has become very much common. Tomorrow someone will bring an application that difference in pay between officers of different grades runs contrary to the constitution”.

Following the completion of arguments by counsel the court ordered the Railway authorities to review the cases and applications of daily-wagers in accordance with the law.