CHITRAL: A driver who worked in the deputy commissioner office Chitral has appealed to the authorities concerned to help him get his job back after the DC sacked him without any fault.
Speaking at a press conference here on Monday, Kashif Uddin said he was appointed as a driver in the DC office in 2015 and since then he had been performing his duty with dedication, honesty and sincerity. He said in Nov last year DC Irshad Sodhar sent him to work at his home in Hyderabad Sindh, where two vehicles owned by the DC office Chitral – a Vigo registration No A-1200 and a corolla registration No A-1169 – are still being used by the family members of the DC Chitral.
Mr Kashif said while working at the home of Mr Sodhar, there was no arrangement for his accommodation and he used to sleep inside an academy located in front of Mr Sodhar’s house. Despite facing difficulties related to accommodation he performed his duties with dedication and honesty at the house of the DC in Hyderabad, he added.
He said on April 8, 2018, while driving the wife of the DC Chitral and his other family members from Hyderabad to the Karachi airport, the DC’s wife insisted on driving and forcibly took over the driving seat.
While I was sitting in the rear seat and the DC’s wife was behind the wheel, the official vehicle rammed into another car on way to Karachi and got damaged for which the DC held me responsible: Kashif Uddin
The driver said in the past whenever he sought TA/DA for working in his house in Hyderabad the DC threatened to sack him. And after the traffic accident, he added, the DC showed him the door.
He appealed to the chief secretary KP and the commissioner Malakand Division to take notice of the matter and provide him justice by restoring him on the job. –Muhkam Uddin Ayuni