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NCOC declares COVID-19 vaccination obligatory for public, private sector employees

ISLAMABAD: National Command and Operation Centre has declared COVID-19 vaccination obligatory for public and private sector employees, saying that all government servants will have to be vaccinated by the end of this month. The decision to this effect was taken

Sindh govt to stop salaries of employees refusing COVID-19 vaccine

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah House has declared vaccination mandatory for all citizens of the province. While presiding over a meeting of the Provincial Task Force on Coronavirus, the chief minister said we have to secure citizens

Amazon needs to do better for employees: Bezos

LOS ANGELES: Amazon needs to do better at taking care of its employees, Jeff Bezos said in his final letter to shareholders as chief executive officer of the online retail giant. Bezos pointed to the recent union election outcome at

Govt announces 25% increase in salaries for federal employees

ISLAMABAD: The government has announced twenty five percent increase in the salaries of federal government employees on an “ad-hoc” basis, amid protests by hundreds of government employees. This was stated by Minister for Defense Pervez Khattak, Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid

Policeman dies after falling ill from tear gas shelling

ISLAMABAD: A police officer lost his life after he fell ill due to intense tear gas shelling fired to disperse protesting federal government employees who were demanding pay raise. Ishtiaq, posted in Islamabad Police’s Special Branch, complained of breathing problems

Federal capital turns into ‘war zone’ as govt employees clash with police

ISLAMABAD: The federal capital turned into a war zone as police baton-charged and fired tear gas shells at protesting government employees as they attempted to march towards parliament on Wednesday. According to details, a heavy contingent of police tear-gassed hundreds

Sons of KDA employees received illegal postings, promotions

KARACHI: Work-charge employees at Karachi Development Authority (KDA) have been protesting the non-payment of salaries for the past three years due to the negligence of the Sindh Local Government Department. The department eventually regularized 51 employees.  However, it has been

KDA employees call off protests after assurances from director-general

KARACHI: Karachi Development Authority (KDA) employees have called off their protest against non-payment of salaries after receiving assurances from the director-general. Hundreds of work-charge employees have been protesting at the Civic Centre for over a month against the non-payment of

Three KDA employees illegally regularized in violation of rules

KARACHI: Three employees of the Karachi Development Authority (KDA) have been illegally regularized and issue a registration number in violation of rules. KDA Line Area Project Director and Chief Engineer Mubeen Siddiqui, Director IT Kamal Siddiqui, KDA secretary as well

KDA workers protest against non-payment of salaries since three years

KARACHI: Over 300 workers of the Karachi Development Authority (KDA) have started protest demanding the payment of salaries due since the past three years. After contractual workers,  work charge employees have geared up for a show of strength to protest

Director exposes ghost employees in DMC Malir Taxation Dept

KARACHI: Taxation Director in the District Municipal Corporation (DMC) Malir has exposed the presence of ghost and absent employees and the embezzlement of salaries. In this regard, Director Taxation Department DMC Malir has written a letter dated October 23 to

PIA dismisses 49 employees over fake degrees, disciplinary issues

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has dismissed 49 employees from service on the charges of possessing fake degrees and disciplinary issues. According to a notification issued by the national carrier, 25 were sacked for allegedly possessing fake or tempered degrees

Privatizing Steel Mills

The government has decided to privatize the Pakistan Steel Mills and dismiss over 9000 employees of the loss-making entity. We are once again witnessing a repeat of how efforts to revive or sell out the enterprise have been victim to

Twitter allows employees to work from home permanently

SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter became the first major tech company to allow employees who can work remotely to do so indefinitely, as the coronavirus outbreak forces unprecedented changes in work culture across the world. Twitter will allow its employees to work

Federal govt employees to receive salaries, pensions on May 21

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has ordered disbursement of salaries and pensions on May 21, three days before Eid-ul-Fitr. The Ministry of Finance issued a notification has directed all government departments to pay their employees monthly salaries, pensions and other allowances

PIA’s woes continue

No airline arguably has had a more glorious past and eventual decline as our national carrier. The present government planned to revive the fledgling airline by hiring a serving air marshal as the CEO who vowed to turn it into

Owner gifts kebab shop to employees after German attack

BERLIN: The owner of a kebab shop targeted in a deadly far-right attack in the German city of Halle last month has gifted the eatery to the two brothers who were working there during the shooting. Siblings Ismet and Rifat