9000 employees would be retired in next five years

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Tariq Virk

Islamabad

It was revealed in the National Assembly Standing Committee on Railway that numbers of ghost employees are working in Pakistan Railway and they were doing jobs by giving their half pays to departments.

Committee was told that as many as 10,183 recruitments would be made in Pakistan Railway (PR) and total Rs2 billion rupees would spend on this.

The committee meeting was held on Monday with the chairmanship of Muhammad Moeen Wattoo. Committee was told that estimated 95902 posts are lying vacant and total 72,259 persons were working on this.

During the past five year 21234 persons had retired and in next five years more 9000 employees would be retired. Member Committee Amjad Ali Khan stated; “we knew that number of ghost employees working in Pakistan Railway. However, these employees were doing jobs by giving their half pays to department.

Committee was told that as many as 10,183 recruitments would be made in Pakistan Railway and total Rs 2 billion rupees would spend on this.

Khawaja Saad Rafique told the committee burden would increase on Pakistan Railway by new recruitment and department couldn’t bear this loss.