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PBC’s Employees Urge Imran Khan For Payment Of Salaries

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Islamabad

Employees of Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) have urged Prime Minister Imran Khan for the payment of their salaries, which have not been paid for the last three months.

According to sources, the PBC has been unable to clear dues of daily wage labourers, contractual employees, artists and translators without giving any solid reason.

An insider in the federal government has revealed that the funds had been released but the administration and accounting officers were creating hurdles in the way of payment.

Sources have revealed that the account department had deducted 20 percent amount from the salaries of artist, broadcasters and daily wages employees on account of tax.

Moreover, daily wage workers on the condition of anonymity said that they had no money to pay their daily expenses as the organization had failed to pay them their salaries of the last three months.

Workers have stated that they had appealed to higher authorities several times, but their requests fell on deaf ears. They added that daily wage workers were given no incentives and privileges as compared to regular employees of the organisation. 

Some workers stated that they had been working in the organisation for the past several years but there was no mechanism for their regularisation. They demanded to the government that their issues should be resolved on a priority basis.

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