The news of the restoration of the jobs of more than 400 employees of the Multan and Peshawar electric companies will come as a great relief to those who lost their jobs. This comes after a special committee of the National Assembly intervened on their behalf. It is hoped that this will help to improve the current situation in Pakistan.
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The committee met with its Chairman Qadir Khan Mandokhel in the chair. Officials of the education, overseas Pakistanis, and energy ministries participated in the meeting and submitted details of the cases of the employees dismissed during the tenure of the previous governments.
The committee was informed that 350 employees of the Multan Electric Power Company (Mepco) were dismissed from duty in 2013. After deliberations, the committee ordered their reinstatement along with their salaries from the date of their dismissal.
The Peshawar Electric Supply Company (Pesco) dismissed employees who appeared before the committee. They stated that while 56 subdivisional officers had joined the duty on September 4, 2020, after completing the necessary process, they were terminated from their positions a year later on September 30, 2021.
The committee issued orders for the reinstatement of all the employees and the payment of their outstanding arrears, to the joy of all those affected. Emotional scenes were witnessed when the committee announced the reinstatement of all the employees.
The government employees who were appointed during the period from November 1, 1993, to November 30, 1996, and dismissed during the period from November 1, 1996, to October 12, 1999, were restored under the Sacked Employees (Reinstatement) Ordinance Act 2010.
The workers were left without work after the Supreme Court’s decision, but the court decided to help them again by using its constitutional power.
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