CJP Gulzar Ahmed says he’ll order closure of Pakistan Steel Mills, firing of staff

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ISLAMABAD: The Chief Justice of Pakistan on Thursday stated that he’ll order the closure of the Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) in addition to the elimination of its staff as a result of the PSM “practically does not exist,” Geo News reported.

The CJPs’s remarks got here throughout a listening to on the Supreme Court associated to the promotion of PSM staff.

The CJP stated that the Steel Mills’ administration is chargeable for the plight of Pakistan’s largest industrial advanced, which has been non-functional for a very long time.

“No wrongdoing could take place without the concurrence of the management. Did the government take action against the Pakistan Steel Mills’ management?” the CJP remarked.

Censuring the administration of Pakistan Steel Mills in robust phrases, Justice Gulzar stated that if the mills are non-functional then there is no such thing as a motive for the administration to remain employed there.

“Since the mills are non-functional, there is no need for a managing director or chief executive to run it,” the chief justice remarked. “PSM officers are a burden on the national exchequer. All the officers should be removed first before firing the employees.”

He additional stated that the PSM has employed extra employees than required even when there is no such thing as a work for them to do.

Responding to the chief justice’s remarks, PSM’s lawyer stated that the day by day bills of the mill have been lowered from Rs20 million to Rs10 million.

The Chief Justice replied: “From today onwards, no employee of the PSM will be paid as the mills are not generating any profit. Why should employees be paid for doing nothing?”

Justice Gulzar added that some PSM officers “did not work even for a day from the time of their recruitment until their retirement,” including that the PSM has incurred a debt of Rs212 billion and it has no means to pay it again.

The chief justice additional remarked that “no federal secretary is working in the country and their jobs have been reduced to writing letters, which is the job description of clerks,” the report stated. 

“It is not clear why the government has employed secretaries when they do not have any work to do?” he questioned. “The country has been ruined and governmental secretaries are afraid that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) will catch them.”

The Chief Justice of Pakistan stated that the remaining 3,700 staff of the metal mills can be dismissed as we speak, including that 390 out of 437 officers of the mill may even be faraway from their companies as we speak.

“All employees and officers will be dismissed and the steel mill will be locked today because practically, the PSM does not exist,” he stated.