ISLAMABAD: At least 600 employees working in various offices of Pakistan Television (PTV) on contract basis for the last seven years have not be regularized till now.

According to media reports around six hundred employees were employed on contract basis  in various departments  of different PTV centres including headquarters in 2010 all over the country.

According to PTV sources  ex-Secretary  Information and Broadcasting  Imran Gardezi had issued the orders of regularizing of the said employees. The ex-secretary had worked out  a summary of contract employees and got approved from the Board. However the employees were not regularized later.  The sitting  Secretary Information and Broadcasting  Saba Mohsin has also not regularized the contract employees so far.

A senior official of PTV said if these contract employees are regularized then they can play vital role in the development and uplift of PTV.