Islamabad (April 24, 2018): Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar on Tuesday said that he would not receive his salary unless the Public Works Department (PWD) employees across the country are paid.
He made these remarks during a hearing at the apex court of a case pertaining to non-issuance of salary to the employees of PWD. Special secretary finance and accountant general appeared before the court in the proceedings.
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The chief justice during the proceedings announced not to receive his salary and said that his salary cheque should not be deposited in his account unless the PWD employees across the country do not receive salaries.
“It is my order that my salary cheque should not be deposited in my account,” he directed assistant registrar of the apex court.In a separate case over the conditions of hospitals in Islamabad, the chief justice directed to issue salaries of the PIMS employees within a week and make recruitments in the hospital departments through Federal Public Service Commission.