Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) has decided to close operations and lay off employees. PTDC has issued a notification to close its northern operation and lay off employees.
According to the notification, the decision to close the operation and evacuate the employees was taken due to continuous financial loss. The decision to close the operation and dismiss the employees was taken due to the Corona epidemic while the dismissed employees have been directed to collect their dues from the concerned managers.
On the other hand, the employees are protesting against this move and they say that PTDC fired them without paying any dues. Employees say more than 30 PTDC motels across the country have been shut down. PTDC fired 400 employees in one fell swoop.
Employees say that the majority of the laid-off employees have been associated with PTDC for the last 20 years. Apart from motels, Flashman Hotel and Pak Tours have also been closed. Employees say the court has stayed the dismissal of PTDC employees.
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It may be recalled that Prime Minister Imran Khan is keen on the promotion of tourism in the country and has mentioned the promotion of tourism in several of his speeches.