Islamabad - The government institutions are paying heavy amounts to Punjab and ICT police for the salaries of the cops deputed at the institution, it was revealed.

Sources said that Radio Pakistan has asked the Ministry of Finance for provision of Rs600 million to be paid to the federal and Punjab police on account of security duty at the headquarters of the national radio station.

The federal and Punjab police had sought the amount against the services rendered by security officials during 2010 to 2012 while on the other hand, the Radio Pakistan has not yet paid pension to its 238 retired employees.

Among the said retired employees, 37 have died and their widows are visiting Radio Pakistan to get their arrears. In order to address the grievances of the employees, Secretary Ministry of Information and Broadcasting sent a summary to the Finance Ministry seeking amount of Rs1.60 billion.

It was also finalised during a meeting of Secretary Finance with the Secretary Information and Broadcasting that the amount would be paid soon for payment of pension to employees.  

In this regard, Director General Radio Pakistan Shafqat Jalil said that it was their prime responsibility to resolve employees’ problems. He expressed ignorance regarding Rs600 million sought for federal and Punjab police.

He said that the amount requested from Ministry of Finance would be paid to Radio Pakistan and other employees and hoped that issues would be resolved soon. On the other hand, sources in Radio Pakistan said that officials of federal and Punjab police were deputed at Radio Pakistan on the condition of making payment by Radio Pakistan in 2002. All officials of federal and Punjab police who would render services at Radio Pakistan would be paid by Radio Pakistan, they said.