Bill for regularization of 100,000 contractual, adhoc workers passed
All the contractual employees and those working on ad hoc basis in different public departments would fall under the category of confirmed employees from now onward. Sindh Law Minister Muhammad Ayaz Soomro had tabled the Bill in the House while opposition leader in the Sindh Assembly, Syed Sardar Ahmed from Muttahida Qaumi Movement had suggested to the Speaker that the Bill should be deferred at least for a day as the Bill was illegal. He said that the government had provided a legal shelter to unlimited employees. The MQM was not against the steps for confirming the contractual employees but only those that were in real working as the contractual and ad hoc workers should only be confirmed.
Sindh Local Government Minister Agha Siraj Khan Durrani while responding to opposition leader Ahmed said that the Bill pertained to the poor only and should not be opposed.
Soomro also said that the Bill was in lines with the provision of law and it was the commitment of the Pakistan People’s party (PPP) that the contractual and ad hoc employees would be confirmed. The Bill would help eradicate the poverty and would help the poor to raise their standard of living. The Sindh Assembly had already passed a Bill under which contractual employees of grade-17 and 18 were confirmed so the poor should also be considered as eligible.