LAHORE: 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 in Supreme Court (SC) Lahore Registry..
Chief Justice sought the details of robust salaries of officers. The CJP remarked the retired officers are receiving additional salaries under what law. Contract system will not be allowed to be run. The country should not be handed over to the contractors like East India Company
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 56 companies. To this, the chief justice said that they had handed over everything to the private sector.
“You have handed everything to the private sector. Leave the government if you cannot work with diligence. We will not let the public money go waste,” remarked the Chief Justice.
He 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.
Earlier today, Chief Justice took notice of disparity in salaries of doctors working at the government hospitals, stating those called from abroad are paid a hefty sum while the local doctors are given a small amount in comparison.