APCA Punjab Announced Pen Down Strike and Sitin on May 5, 2015
Lahore (Friday, may 1, 2015) – after almost one month of silence Alla Pakistan Clerk Association (APCA) has made announcement that it will observe complete strike and will hold Dharna in front of Punjab Assembly Lahore.
APCA leaders has complained despite assurance from Punjab Government officials, Our demands still in pending state. No work has been done on the implementation procedure.
Thus on next Tuesday there will be complete pen-down strike in all over province. rallies and procession will also be taken.
APCA Punjab Chapter chairman Haji Muhammad Irshad said the association had called-off its sit-in after being assured by the government that their charter of demands would be implemented in the two weeks following March 26. He said the APCA representatives had held several meetings with government functionaries including former law minister Rana Sanaullah, the finance secretary, the regulations additional secretary and the administration and services additional secretary on this account but they had stalled progress on the issuance of an official notification regarding the acceptance of the association’s charter of demands.
Irshad said the APCA had been compelled to observe yet another strike due to the government’s attitude. He said the deadlock had momentarily ended in April after the government accepted the association’s demands and an MoU was inked between the parties. Irshad said all aspects of the planned day and night-long sit-in had been discussed in a meeting of association officials on April 28. He said the APCA members across the Punjab had been advised to bring mattresses for the sit-in.
“The government has only accepted the association’s demand to upgrade the post of the superintendent from BS-16 to BS-17. This is of no value as the post has been revised but is bereft of the benefits that come with a posting in the grade,”