SUKKUR: The double bench of the Sindh High Court, Sukkur bench, on Wednesday heard the petition of pensioners seeking immediate release of their pensions, ARY News reported.
Hearing the plea filed by the pensioners to release the pensions of retired employees, the SHC gave two weeks’ time to the Sindh government to pay the pensions to retired employees.
During the hearing, the SHC remarked that the court will pass an order to freeze the salary of Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah if the pensions of govt employees were not released till February 16.
The court will also pass an order to stop the salary of the principal secretary to CM Sindh, the double bench of the Sindh High Court remarked.
The court said that matter will be forwarded to the Sindh governor if pensions were not released in the given time.
The court adjourned the hearing till February 16.
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