ISLAMABAD, Feb 04 (Online): Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Gulzar Ahmad has remarked no wrong work can be done without the connivance of administration.
He further remarked has government taken action against Steel Mills administration. If mill is closed then why the administration has been employed therein. A closed mill needs no MD or Chief Executive. Steel Mills administration and officers are burden on national kitty. All the officers be removed from the mill before removing the other employees.
He expressed these remarks while presiding over two members bench of Supreme Court (SC) during the hearing of the case pertaining to promotion of Steel Mills employees.
The counsel took the plea there were over 1800 officers and now only 439 have been left.Steel Mills daily expenses have been reduced from Rs 20 million to 10 million now. 49 percent employees have been laid off so far and court’s permission is needed for laying off the remaining employees. We cannot lay off the employees without the permission of labor court.
CJP remarked will mill become functional after changing the administration. The steel mills in all the countries except Pakistan are running in profit. When mill is closed then 439 officers are doing what therein. No payment will be made to any employee from today. Who will pay back steel mills loan of Rs 212 billion. We will give order to lay off the remaining 3700 employees of steel mills today. 390 out of 437 officers will also be laid off today. We will order for locking up the steel mills from today. The steel mills is not existing practically.
Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan remarked the steel mills is not functioning but the employees are demanding promotions.
The CJP while addressing the lawyers of steel mills remarked you are getting fee of what thing. How the cases have to be dealt it should be told to Steel Mills. It is not job of court to rescue the mill.
The court has issued notices to minister for privatization and minister for planning and summoned them on next hearing.
The hearing of the case has been adjourned till February 09.