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PTCL employees\' salaries increased by 15 %

19 September, 2007

ISLAMABAD, Sept 19 (Online): Pakistan Telecommunication Limited (PTCL) has announced an across the board 15 Percent salary increase for all the regular PTCL employees effective from the next month .

The decision had been taken on a proposal moved by the management in a recently held meeting of the Board of Directors of the Company, said a Press release issued by the company here on Wednesday .

Besides salary increase, the Board of Directors also approved one-month full pay as Ramzan Gift for all regular employees of the company and NCPG staff below Grade 16 .

PTCL management while announcing the package said that the management and board recognize the services of the PTCL employees and encourage them to contribute them towards the Progress of the company .

Meanwhile, PTCL is planning a Voluntary Separation Scheme (VSS) for employees that would be absolutely \"non binding\" and nobody would be forced to leave the company. The Company Spokesman while dispelling the impression given by some media reports regarding staff cut at PTCL, said, from the very beginning, Etisalat had made a solemn commitment with the employees that all our efforts shall be made to bring everybody on board .

Etisalat considered PTCL Staff as a precious asset and therefore would never lose it. He said, the VSS scheme was still under review any decision shall be made in consultation with the Government of Pakistan, the spokesman added .

Commenting on reports appeared in section of Press regarding any possible cut in staff, the Spokesman categorically stated that the company had time and again clarified that no such plan was under consideration at any level, therefore such stories were generating unnecessary confusion among employees .

PTCL management was taking a number of steps to transform PTCL into a leading regional telecommunications operator for fixed line and data services. The VSS is one of those steps where it recognizes the years of hard work and commitment shown by its employees and rewarding them for that. Etisalat has worldwide network and is planning to utilize PTCL human resource for its overseas operations .


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