City District Government Karachi (CDGK) on Monday released cheques of Rs 205,000 each, to its 64 employees under conditions, for performing Hajj.
It is pertinent to mention here that the CDGK had nominated names of its 64 employees through a lucky draw for Hajj but later halted the programme after the observation of the Supreme Court (SC) in regard with performing Hajj on the expenses of the government.
The issue was resolved on the interference of Sindh Information Technology Minister Raza Haroon. He discussed the issue with concern authorities and it was decided that the city government would release the cheques to the announced persons. However, they have declared in written that incase of the SC’s verdict against the matter, the government could cut off the amount from their salaries. Executive District Officer (EDO) Finance Amir Khursheed and EDO Municipal Services Masood Aalam distributed the cheques to lucky employees in the Civic Centre’s Committee Room.