ISLAMABAD Defying the orders of Labour Court Islamabad, the administration of Quaid-i-Azam University is using delaying tactics to impede the reinstatement of its two former employees of grade-1 who were compulsory retired on false charges. Muhammad Shabbir, ex-bearer, universitys boys hostel, and Muhammad Shahid, cook of a mess at the university, were compulsory retired by the university levelling false charges of misconduct as the employees had refused to obey the universitys decision to work under a contractor. The employees refused to work and went on strike, as, according to them, it was unjust to ask the government employees to work under the supervision of a contractor. Both Muhammad Shabbir and Muhammad Shahid were leading the employees on the issue so they were targeted by the administration and disciplinary proceedings were initiated against them by serving a charge-sheet back in March 2004. At that time UA Ahsani was the vice chancellor of the university. The employees were charge sheeted on account of their involvement in the activity of unlawful trafficking of contraband one-and-a-half litre liquor by a sweeper. During the inquiry they were proved guilty and compulsory retired despite that the employees had expressed their reservation on the members of the inquiry committee. After that the employees moved the court against the decision and the court after years of hearing in its detailed judgement on November 24 has set aside the decision of compulsory retirement from service and converted into withholding of two increments and reinstated the employees into service with back benefits. The judgement order available with The Nation states that the available evidence was very weak, therefore, such a harsh action was not warranted against the petitioner. The penalty ought to have been awarded in commensurate with gravity of the offence and not beyond that. Circumstances of the case, factually calls for lesser penalty and withholding of two increments from pay of the petitioner would suffice in this case. It further stated that except statement of the sweeper no other evidence was available to the respondent against the petitioner. And nothing has been placed on record that they were ever found under the influence of liquor or any one witnessed them taking, possessing, transporting, or selling liquor or supplying the same to anyone else. So there was no evidence available to the inquiry committee to proceed against the petitioner. But the university administration instead of implementing the orders has been considering moving the high court to further prolong the implementation. The poor employees and their families have already suffered a lot for almost seven years due to loss of jobs and to get justice and now the refusal of the university administration to implement the decision can be a fatal blow for them. The Registrar of the University, Shafiq-ur-Rehman, when contacted said, We cannot deny the court decision as we have not got the court decision yet to implement it. We have asked our lawyer to contact the court so that the decision can be implemented. He said the rumours to move the high court on the issue were baseless. The Vice Chancellor of QAU, Masoom Yaseenzai, was also contacted repeatedly to get his point of view but he did not attend his cell phone.