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18 February 2020

NATCO To sack 156 contract employees

NATCO To sack 156 contract employees

Gilgit— Northern Arias Transport Company (NATCO) has decided to sack 156 contract employees with immediate effect, sources said on Friday.

The decision was taken in a high level meeting of NATCO officials, which was presided over by the chief minister, Syed Mehdi Shah.

Sources said that majority of the sacked employees belong to Gilgit Baltistan, among them are five from district Ghizar. While some of the effected employees hale from Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province (one from Chitral).

Meanwhile, NATCO has announced to operate VIP air conditioned high roof service between Ghizar and Rawalpindi from February 13. The one-way fare from Ghizar to Rawalpindi will be Rs. 2500.

Chief Minister GB Mehdi Shah has also announced to grant bonus to the remaining employees of NATCO.

Raha Ali Shah has contributed to this story from Pakistan
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