Despite government orders to issue salaries of Makkah Masjid and Shahi Masjid staff, Minority Welfare Department has failed to release budget for the same. While the staffs of Makkah Masjid and Shahi Masjid are deprived of salaries for the month of September, home guards of Makkah Masjid have not been paid salaries for two months. A security staff of Shahi Masjid has not received salary for the past 18 months.
Following the publication of report in Siasat in this regard, Deputy Chief Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali had directed high officials of Minority Welfare Department to ensure issue of salaries to the staff. On October 3 government had released a budget of 1 cr for both the masajid but the amount has not reached the account of Minority Welfare Department even after 25 days.