ISLAMABAD: At least 600 employees working in various offices of Pakistan Television (PTV) on contract basis for the last seven years have not been regularised till now.

According to media reports around six hundred employees were employed on contract basis in various departments of different PTV centres including headquarters in 2010 all over the country.

According to PTV sources ex-Secretary Information and Broadcasting Imran Gardezi had issued the orders of regularising of the said employees. The ex-secretary had worked out a summary of contract employees and got approved from the Board. However the employees were not regularised later. The sitting Secretary Information and Broadcasting Saba Mohsin has also not regularised the contract employees so far.

A senior official of PTV said if these contract employees are regularised then they can play vital role in the development and uplift of PTV.