Islamabad - Five Christian employees of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) will proceed to Vatican City for performing their religious rituals on the expense of the Authority.

The computerised balloting was carried out amongst Christian employees of the Authority here at the CDA Headquarters on Tuesday. The balloting ceremony was also attended by Chairman CDA Maroof Afzal, Board Members and office-bearers of CDA Employees Union. Chairman CDA Maroof Afazal punched the computer key for initiating balloting. Chairman CDA Maroof Afzal congratulated the employees declared successful in the draw.

He said that Christian community played a vital role in the development of the federal capital and deserves appreciation for the services they rendered to keep the city in tidy condition while preserving its green identity. He said that CDA is the only organisation, which pay bonus to Christian employees regularly on the eve of Easter and Christmas. Moreover, in order to share the joys of religious festivities of Christian community, CDA organises Christmas and Easter festival and many other programs for their entertainment.

Four male and one female Christian employee which include Imran Masih, Driver of Law Directorate, Nadeem Masih, Fireman of Emergency and Disaster Management Directorate, Shafiq Ishfaq, sweeper of Parliament House Directorate, Khuram Shahzad, cleaner of Sanitation Directorate while female employee Naziraan Bibi Khakrob of Medical Services will proceed to Vatican City this year.