Punjab

CJP Takes Suo Moto Over High Salaries in 56 Punjab Companies

Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday took suo moto notice of the high salaries of officers working in 56 companies of Punjab.
During the hearing at the apex court Lahore registry, the CJP sought details of the matter from Punjab Chief Secretary.The chief justice said that 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 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.
The chief justice also took notice of high salaries in Kidney and Liver Transplant Institute and summoned the details of the salary packages of the private sectors working in this field.