Pakistan Television Corporation (PTVC) has sacked eight contractual employees after the approval of the newly appointed chairman of the board of directors Naeem Bukhari.
The employees sacked include in-house analyst and former Pakistan cricket team captain Rashid Latif, Khawar Azhar, chief of marketing strategy and content, Muhammad Tahir Mushtaq, a chief human resource officer, and Quatrina Hosain, chief of news & current affairs.
The others who have been terminated include Nasir Naqvi, chief technology officer; Khurram Anwar, executive producer, current affairs; Asim Baig, head of the strategy and corporate communications and retired Col Muhammad Nadeem Niazi, GM security.
As per the official notification, PTV was short of finances as there were around 3,560 regular employees in the organization.
“It has been decided in principle that the number of contract employees on high salaries has to be drastically reduced. This has the approval of the federal minister for information and broadcasting as well as the information secretary,” says the termination notice.