ISLAMABAD,(Parliament Times): Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Gulzar Ahmad has remarked there is a class in Workers Welfare Funds (WWF) too and nothing is given to the poor. He observed “ there are millions of workers in Punjab. Why the money is being spent only on 2153 workers. There is a class too in WWF. Nothing is given to the poor persons. Has any one ever told all the workers in factories . Money is given only to 2153 persons. What is procedure of making payment to them. Workers children marriages take place every day. What is done for them. Child of every worker is studying some where. No act of kindness has been done to any one by giving money. What has been done for those who don’t know.

He further observed a few thousands out of millions of workers are being favored. Search is made only to favor people of their own. Director Sahb you might have some agreement with private universities. It was told in the report filed by Punjab that a sum of Rs 4.88 billion have been given. Has some one seen this money is going to real persons. How Rs 1 billion of the province went to Azad Kashmir. CJP gave these remarks while presiding over a 3-member bench during the course of hearing of WWF case here Tuesday. During the hearing Advocate General (AG) Sindh told the court 219 cases are pending in Sindh High Court (SHC) and their hearing has to take place on March 16. Additional Attorney General (AAG) told the court the money which is collected goes to FBR and then to government. Workers Welfare Fund is authority. Those who hold EOBI security cards can apply. Director WWF took the stance before the court workers children are studying all over the country. Every worker is entitled who is doing job since three years.

The court while summoning detailed report about WWF from all the provinces has sought reply on return of Rs 1.75 billion of WWB. The court also sought report about 8000 homes along with their pictures which were constructed out of funds . Court also summoned details of factories running in Punjab and the workers working therein.

The hearing of the case was adjourned for one month.


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