SHC restrains federal authorities from taking adverse action against USC employees

September 2, 2014 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday restrained federal authorities from taking any adverse action contrary to law against Utility Stores Corporation employees.

Two-judge bench headed by Justice Hassan Azhar Rizvi gave this restraining order on a petition filed by as many as 19 low-level contractual employees of the Utility Stores Corporation employees, who have gone to the court against federal government for sacking about six thousands employees.

The bench issued notice to secretary ministry of industries and production, general manager and board of directors of Utility Stores Corporation to file comments by September 22.

The petitioners, Iftikhar Ahmed and others submitted that they were salesman and assistant salesman and working with Utility Stores Corporation for six years on contractual basis but their services were not regularized yet.

They told judges that they have learnt through newspaper that government had decided to sack six thousand employees from service. They apprehended that they will be rendered jobless; therefore, they requested court to order regularization of their services and restrain government from terminating their services.

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