A two-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Shaikh Azmat Saeed ordered payments of all outstanding death grants, marriage grants and scholarships to the families and children of the labourers.

The bench heard the case moved by Chuadhry Abdur Rehman, a representative of industrial workers.

The court observed that the amount of the fund has been determined at Rs. 124 bln and warned that the matter will be sent to the NAB in case of any misappropriation in funds.

During the case proceedings, Justice Saeed expressed displeasure on the performance of government departments. He said the court would be able to decide its course of action after examining the government’s reply.

The court while seeking the reply from the government within one week adjourned the hearing for the period.