Govt set to regularize 50,000 contractual employees

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Staff Reporter

The Punjab government has decided to regularize the services of over 50,000 contractual and work-charged employees. According officials, seeking anonymity, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar had directed the authorities concerned to regularize the contractual employees working in different ministries and divisions in the province.

The chief minister has directed the authorities concerned to submit a summary in this regard after collecting data from all the provincial departments, the sources said, adding that the summary to be tabled in the upcoming cabinet meeting.
Last year in November, the Punjab government had decided to regularize more than 30,000 contract-based workers in the province.Sources privy to the development had said that the provincial government sought details of the contract workers from different departments of the province. The regularization would take place phase-wise, the sources had added.

GROOM DIES OF CARDIAC ARREST ON WEDDING DAY
In a shocking incident, a groom died of a cardiac arrest on his wedding day in Bahawalpur. According to the details, Muhammad Akbar, a resident of Uch Sharif, tied the knot with a girl today. His wedding was solemnized at Basti Jando Wali before he drove his bride home. As soon as the couple reached home, Muhammad Akbar complained of severe pain in his chest. He was rushed to the hospital where doctors pronounced him dead on arrival. Hospital sources said that he suffered a severe attack and could not survive.

Earlier on January 30, an underage groom, who had been sent to police lock-up along with his parents two days ago, has passed away after returning to home in Khairpur. After arresting the accused in organising an underage marriage, police officials had produced the underage coup and their parents before a local court two days ago. Later, the court had ordered to send their parents to jail besides issuing directives to release the groom and bride.