ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court gave deadline to the provincial governments to pay four pending salaries to the employees of Zakat Department within 10 days. The court also directed all the provincial governments to legislate for the regularisation of Zakat department's employees. A division bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk heard the suo moto case regarding non-payment of salaries of 4,800 employees of Zakat department for the last four months. During the course of proceedings, representatives of all provincial governments ensured the bench that law would be made for the regularisation of Zakat department employees. They told that employees were getting salaries from Zakat funds but after the passage of the 18th Amendment, though many departments were devolved to the provinces, their funds were not transferred to them. They said provinces would pay the salaries after receiving the funds from the federal government. The bench was also informed that the Punjab government had issued the salary of July and remaining salaries would be paid to the Zakat department employees soon. Expressing annoyance over the non-payment of four-month salaries, the court directed all the provinces to issue salaries within 10 days.