ISLAMABAD - Employees in the corporate sector are reportedly denied their basic rights by their employers have demanded of overtime and other related privileges for doing extra hours of work. Majority of the working class in corporate sector is not being paid against the services acquired from them. The employees of prominent banks, multinational corporations (MNCs), non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and cellular sector Wednesday told this scribe that perks and privileges offered to them were much lesser as compared to the services delivered by them. Extensive sittings, extra workload, stressed working environment, denial of overtime dues and organisational pressures were a few problems faced by young corporate executives as well as senior officials. Raheel, working in a multinational bank, mentioned that officially, bank timings were 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. however, some of the employees had to stay in the office till night and even late night hours. "Theoretically our timings are from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M., but practically, the entire staff of our bank has to stay at office till 6 P.M, even if there's nothing to do," he maintained adding some of us work till late night. Raheel said that there were no extra bonuses or overtime being paid by the bank in this regard. Another banker Aslam mentioned that the working conditions in head offices were very strenuous as compared to the branch offices, in banking sector. "Unfortunately, I got myself posted at head office from the branch office a few years back and I still regret this decision. Daily, we leave for our homes from offices, not before 11 P.M.," he lamented. The others in corporate sector shared the similar kinds of observations. The officials in some MNCs and cellular sector mentioned that they worked from dawn to dusk but received bonuses and appraisals once in a while. " Although we are entitled to certain privileges like free medical treatment and provident funds, yet our salaries don't stand at par with the hectic tasks assigned to us," they mentioned. The officials further reported that the recommendations pertaining to their annual appraisals and quarterly raises had not been forwarded to the head offices. " Our recommendations have been held in abeyance for the last couple of years. The management is delaying the matter without any valid reason," they alleged. In addition, an ex-employee of a prominent NGO working in social sector told this scribe that he was sacked by the administration of the said NGO despite demonstrating extra ordinary performance during his six years job tenure. "Though my entire record was excellent, yet I was terminated without any justification. The management of the NGO succumbed to the political pressure and accommodated their blue- eyed people against me," he complained. The sacked employee had shown letters of appreciation and achievements, exhibiting his remarkable record, to this correspondent. When contacted, the co-ordinator of the NGO said that the policy matters of the organisation are not shared with the media and refused to comment on the matter.