Rawalpindi - As many as 70 employees of Pakistan Tourism and Development Corporation have been regularised, informed PTDC spokesman yesterday. He added that the employees were confirmed on the recommendation of Khurshid Shah Committee on the directions of NIRC, besides approval by the PTDC in its 83rd Board of Directors meeting held recently.

The PTDC confirmed the services of 70 employees working on contractual and daily wage and the letters of confirmation were handed over to them by Senator Lt Gen (Retd) Salahuddin Tirmizi in a simple ceremony, he said.

After handing over confirmation letters to 70 employees, the chief guest stressed upon the PTDC for initiating efforts to make this corporation a profitable body, enabling it to earn profit for the government, besides running its affairs in a smooth way. With the promotion of tourism activities, the PTDC should become self-reliant instead of demanding funds and aids from the government.

Managing Director PTDC, Chaudhry Kabir Ahmed vowed to enforce practical and effective measures to make PTDC financially strong. The PTDC would become a profitable body and generate revenue for the government as well, he pledged.

Earlier, Chaudhry Kabir said that the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is very keen to promote tourism in the country for which he has assured his fullest support to fund PTDC for enabling it to revive financially and become a self-sufficient and strong body. He on the occasion congratulated the employees whose services have been regularized and stressed upon them to more efficiently and with hard work, sincerity and honesty. Similarly, the managing director assured that efforts would continue to confirm the services of remaining contract and daily wage employees as well on availability of funds in future.

Ch Aziz-ud-Din Tahir, General Manager (Motels) in his welcome address thanked the chief guest for gracing the occasion of handing over ceremony regarding confirmation letters to 70 left over employees. He emphasizes to work hard for improvement of the PTDC Motels.