by Farman Karim Baig
Gilgit, June 20: During the Musharraf era, 2004, an allowance of 25% raise, under “special basic pay” had been granted to all government officials of the Northern Areas Administration. The allowance remained unpaid during the period 2004-06, due to a ceasure on payments.
Later the allowance was paid to employees of other departments like, Education, Health, Planning etc. However, despite of deducting Rs 700 from the salary of all Pakistan Post and NADRA employees of Gilgit – Baltistan as charges against the speical pay, it has not been paid to them, as yet.
The above was stated by a group of employees of NADRA and Pakistan Post, during a meeting with this correspondent. The employees have appealed to President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Gillani, Chairman of the Northern Areas and the Chief secretary for resolving this issue at the earliest, taking serious notice of the brazen anomaly.