The Chinese staff recruited by the Punjab Mass Transit Authority for Orange Line Metro Train (OLMT) project is getting huge salaries in comparison to the local employees, The News has learnt
The Chinese staff recruited by the Punjab Mass Transit Authority for Orange Line Metro Train (OLMT) project is getting huge salaries in comparison to the local employees, The News has learnt.
This huge disparity between the salaries of Chinese and Pakistani staff could affect the operations of OLMT because of lower morale of the local staff. Besides the huge difference in the salaries, the Pakistani staff is also given a different grade system than the Chinese. According to sources, as many as 200 Chinese workers were recruited for OLMT who are drawing salaries in Chinese Yuan (CNY) while the Pakistani staff is being paid in Pakistani rupees (PKR).
On Wednesday, the value of 1 CNY against 1 PKR was equal to Rs 24.02. According the data of salaries of 93 Chinese working at OLMT project, available with the scribe, the Chinese staff is highly paid. If the salaries of Pakistani officials working on the same/equivalent seats are compared with those of Chinese staff, the Pakistan employees are getting mere peanuts. According to data, a Chinese-origin deputy chief executive officer/CFO/director with grade L2 is being paid 136,000 CNY per month which is equal to over Rs 3.26 million. There were three positions and all were filled with Chinese. No Pakistani was hired on this designation.