Marvi writes to PM, CJP on human rights’ abuse
* PML-Q MNA says 57 employees of Food Ministry being fired to mint money from fresh recruits
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) Member of the National Assembly (MNA) Marvi Memon on Tuesday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani and Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry to draw their attention towards human rights violations and corruption in the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture.
In the letter, Memon accused Federal Agriculture Minister Nazar Muhammad Gondal of “selling jobs”. She said that 57 employees of the Crop Scouting and Price Monitoring of Essential Items used by Common Man Project are to fired on June 30, despite the fact that they have been serving the ministry since 2007. The PML-Q MNA said that these employees were performing their duties diligently and due to their good performance, the project was being regularised but the minister and his associates have decided to fire them in order to recruit new untrained employees from which the ministry officials plan to mint money by selling the said posts. “I see no other reason why the merit based staff will be terminated after having made the programme so successful that it is being regularised”, she said.
“I am fairly dissatisfied with how your government makes promises of regularisation and then terminates those who are ‘haqdaar’ (deserving) and sells these jobs. It’s a regular feature that you, Mr prime minister have been unable to stop”, she said.
Memon said that she would raise this issue in the National Assembly. The PML-Q MNA said that her party would seek immediate restoration of their jobs and if her demands were not met, she would approach the superior courts and start a protest movement. Memon urged Gilani to take serious action for saving the jobs of the employees and to avert an untoward situation.
Source: Daily Times