Senate imposes Government Organization to work less.
As from today all the Government Organizations will be more un-operational!
It has been announced that all governmental organization operating in Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtoun Khuwan, Balochistan, Gilgit Baltistan and in the Federal Capital of Islamabad, will only work five days in a week. No consideration was given to the point of view and objections of the provinces, and the legislation was passed by the Federal Court. This was placed in effect after the acceptance of the conservation of energy resources bill by the Federal Cabinet.
The notification which was circulated yesterday throughout government organizations, clearly declared that all organizations will be closed on Saturday and Sunday and the working hours will be from eight in the morning to four in the evening. The Secretary of Senate and National Assembly has also notified members about the two holidays a week policy. The Chief Justice of Pakistan has taken a keen interest in this newly implemented policy, and have requested for the full court conference on Monday. According to a source in Supreme Court, the conference would work upon whether the courts should or shouldn’t operate on a Saturday, and it is hopeful that a verdict would be passed in favour of either two.
On the contrary, the Minister for Information of Khyber Pakhtoun Khuwan, Mian Iftikhar Hussain has reported that the province would deeply study the current situation before making any decision. A council of the province which would include executives and union heads would sit and decide upon the issue in coming days.
Same trend was also witnessed in the province of Sindh, where the Sindh Government disapproved of any such policy, according to staff reporters and, all government and private corporations, organizations, and institution under Sindh Government will remain open.
The President of ANP Sindh, Shahi Syed said that it is not advisable that Sindh observes two day holiday at weekend. In his address to the media he focused upon the point that this policy would be disastrous for the trading and manufacturing industry. Only ISI would be benefited by such policy. The economy would be disrupted.