Islamabad, (Parliament Times) : The Senate Standing Committee on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development in its meeting on Wednesday, discussed in detail an application addressed to Honourable Chairman Senate of Pakistan by Mr. Waseem Afzal Waraich, Ex-Director (BS-19) Workers Welfare Fund (WWF) against his removal from service. The matter was referred to the Senate Standing Committee on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development.
Chaired by Senator Hilal-ur-Rehman, the meeting was attended by Senator Najma Hameed, Senator Sardar Muhammad Khan Nasar, Senator Syed Muhammad Sabir Shah, Senator MolviFaiz Muhammad, Senator Muhammad Khalid Bizenjoand senior officers from the Ministry for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development, Workers Welfare Fund (WWF) along with all concerned.
The Committee, considered the case presented from both sides. The Ministryof Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development, which is the Authority under the WWF (Employees Services) Rules, 1997 asserted that discussion on the agenda Item may be deferred as the matter is in the Supreme Court and therefore sub Judice. The Committee was informed that the Ex-Director WWF was appointed in 2011 in Workers Welfare Fund (WWF), andit has been alleged that the BA degree of Mr. Waraich is fake. Mr.Warraich asserted that he completed his BA in 1993; the degree, which is duly attested by Higher Education Commission (HEC), was issued in 2011. He said that he is being penalized for being a whistle blower in the matter of absorption of various applicants in WWF that were on deputation. He pressed criminal charges and petitioned before the Honourable Supreme Court.
The Committee, while listening to both sides consulted the Legislating Drafting Unit (LDU) of the Senate on the matter. The Committee concluded that a decision will be made in a meeting of the Committee scheduled for next week, after reviewing the comments from the Senate LDU, following which a report on the matter will be presented to Honourable Chairman Senate.