Federal govt employees’ protest for raise in salaries continues
Employees alliance announces sit-in in front of Parliament if demands are not met
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The protest of the federal government employees for increasing their salaries continued in Islamabad, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Tuesday.
The employees, who had earlier locked all gates of the Pakistan Secretariat, opened one of its doors.
They also announced staging a sit-in in front of the Parliament House.
The administration was active to convince the employees to end their protest.
The employees assured the administration of not blocking the road.
“Today’s sit-in had been announced on October 13,” All Government Employees Grand Alliance chief coordinator Rehman Bajwa said.
“We will not compromise on our rights. If the government accepts our demands, we will turn the sit-in into a day of thanksgiving,” he added.
“The sit-in is completely apolitical. The employees from all four provinces, Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir will participate in the sit-in,” he maintained.
“All the federal government employees’ organisations and associations will participate in the sit-in. 16,000 engineers will also participate in the sit-in with logistical support,” he declared.
“The federal government employees suffering from salary discrimination should be given executive allowance,” he demanded.
“The salary of grade 1 to 16 employees should be increased by 150 per cent. The 11th February Agreement and 12th April 2021 Establishment Division recommendations should be implemented,” he demanded further.
He also demanded the upgradation of the federal government employees from grade 1 to 16 on provincial pattern.
“House rent and the medical and conveyance allowance should be increased by 100 per cent. The daily wagers and the contractual and ad hoc employees should be made permanent. The pension of the pensioners should be substantially increased in proportion to the inflation,” he added.
Reporter: Babar Shahzad Turk