LAHORE- In an age of joblessness, a Punjab University Radio employee manages two government posts simultaneously drawing salaries from both government organisations, it is learnt reliably. 

A lady, with the consensus of PU admin, is working as news producer in PU Institute of Communication Studies FM Radio as well as serving Pakistan Television—and drawing salary from both the institutions.

According to the documents available with TheNation, Azka Shahid, an assistant news producer of PU FM Radio (FM 104.6) has been hired as Producer News for PTV English on daily wages against Rs1460 per day though a letter Ref No HP/107/152-B/416 dated January 11, 2013 from Qamar Iabal, Controller Administration and Personnel Pakistan Television at PTV-HQrs Office Islamabad. Interestingly, Azka Shahid was transferred to PTV Lahore Center from PTV-HQrs Office Islamabad without joining the job.

In a letter Ref NO HP/124/152/11 by the same officer she was relieved of her duties at PTI-HQrs Islamabad on February 02, 2013 with the instructions to report for duty to General Manager, TV Center Lahore on February 19, 2013.

The letter said, “The period from 15.02.2013 to 18.02.2013 will be treated as joining.”

Azka Shahid submits her joining at PTV on February 18, 2013.

On the other side, Azka Shahid has been drawing salary from PU. According to her salary slips she drew Rs 20,209 as salary of April from PU and Rs 18,690 for the month of March 2013.

PU Dean Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences on the issue is of the view that Azka Shahid is on leave without pay from PU.  On the other hand when contacted, Azka told this reporter that she is working with PU as visiting faculty members. However, her salary slips available with TheNation show her designation as Assistant News Producer.