January 29, 2019
ISLAMABAD – Cheques issued by Nawa-i-Waqat Group to employees rendered jobless following the closure of Waqt News Television have bounced, a former employee has claimed.
Matiullah Jan, a prominent presenter at the channel, took to Twitter to announce this.
“My colleagues from defunct Waqt News TV informed me that all the salary cheques issues by Nawaiwaqt group have bounced,” he said.
My colleagues from defunct Waqt News TV have informed me that all the salary cheques issued by Nawaiwaqt group have bounced. They were all sacked and were to be paid till November 2017 and are still without salary. This is sad, shameful, criminal, and contemptuous of apex court.— Matiullah Jan (@Matiullahjan919) January 28, 2019
Mati was also among those fired.
In October last year, Waqt News sacked all staff and shut down its operations in Pakistan, ten years after it hit the airwaves.
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