SC reserves verdict in electricity distribution employees’ case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its verdict on WAPDA electric distribution companies’ employees’ status case.

The five-member larger bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali and comprising Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, Justice Amir Hani Muslim, Justice Iqbal Hameedur Rehman and Justice Khilji Arif Hussain heard the case filed by QUESCO employees against their termination by the electricity distribution company.

During the course of proceedings, the counsel for the petitioner told the court that his clients employment status was not clear in the department from the date of their joining.

When we file case in Services Tribunal they said that government rules did not employ on their clients and directed to contact courts, he added. He said that when we filed case in court they refused to hear and directed to contact Services Tribunal.

Sardar Aslam representing WAPDA and other distribution companies said that these employees would be considered as private employees according to 1984 Act.

Later, the court reserved verdict after completion of the arguments by both parties.