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Govt Servant Can’t Do Two Jobs Simultaneously: Supreme Court

PKONWEB Report – The chief justice of Pakistan has termed lying and deceit as the main problem of the country, saying people are deceitful in this country.

“A government employee, who does two jobs and lies about it, does not deserve any kind of a job,” remarked Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, while heading a three-member bench, hearing a case of Lubna Bilqees, a government servant doing two simultaneous jobs in erstwhile Fata.

During the hearing, Bilqees said she was appointed as a teacher in Grade 9 at City School in 2009. In 2012, she became a lecturer in Grade 17 on contract basis. “After starting the lecturer’s job, I took a year-long unpaid leave from City School,” said Bilqees.

Justice Khosa said the main problem in the country was of lying and deceit. “Everyone is deceitful in this country,” remarked the CJP, wondering if the educated ones were deceitful, what would the illiterate do?

Justice Khosa’s remarks came during the hearing of Bilquees case involving two jobs at once.

Bilqees told the apex court said she was appointed as a teacher in Grade 9 at City School in 2009. In 2012, she became a lecturer in Grade 17 on contract basis. “After starting the lecturer’s job, I took a year-long unpaid leave from City School,” said Bilqees.

The CJP replied that after one year Bilqees’ contract was further extended, went on with the lecturer’s job and also continued receiving salary from the City School in her bank account.

Bilqees’ counsel apprised the court that his client had returned all the salaries.

Justice Sajjad Ali Shah said, “You committed fraud. Submitted the resignation with the City School after three years.”

The CJP said, “You can’t neglect the facts. You did two jobs simultaneously, which is a crime.”

“Lubna Bilqees thought that it was a matter of Fata so no one will know about it. After this, Lubna Bilqees is not entitled to hold any public office,” remarked the CJP.

After the court’s remarks, the counsel requested the bench to withdraw the appeal.

The court accepted the appeal and dismissed the petition.

Justice Khosa will depart for Russia on Monday for an official 7-day visit.