Federal govt employees stage sit-in in Islamabad for pay raise

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Federal govt employees stage sit-in in Islamabad for pay raise

Islamabad (Friday, March 01, 2013) – Hundreds of government employees working in Pak Secretariat staged protest demonstration and sit-in on Friday for 100 percent increase in their salaries like other government departments.

Federal Secretariat Employees protest in Islamabad on 1/3/2013
Federal Secretariat Employees protest in Islamabad on 1/3/2013

They staged a sit-in in front of the main gate of Pak Secretariat and locked all the gates of the Secretariat due to which senior officials, journalists and visitors became hostage for over four hours. Especially, the female employees and visitors faced severe problems due to closures of the gates, as the protesters denied their repeated requests to allow them to go out.

Earlier, they stage a sit-in in front of Ministry of Finance, but secretary finance did not pay any heed to their demands.

They chanted slogans for increase in their salaries and threatened that they would prolong their protest, if the government failed to fulfill their demands. Heavy contingent of police was deployed on the occasion to avert any untoward incident.

Chaudhary Mukhtar Ahmad, President All Pakistan Secretariat Employees Union, demanded of the government to increase their pay like police, IB, FBR, Supreme Court, National Assembly, Pakistan Institute of Medical Science (PIMS) and other government departments  employees.

He said that government employees would continue their protest till their demands are met.

Later, Acting Secretary Ministry of Finance Abdul Khaliq met the protesters and assured them that the government would fulfill their demands on immediate basis, upon which the protestors peacefully dispersed and opened the gates of Pak Secretariat, which they kept locked for more than four hours.

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5 thoughts on “Federal govt employees stage sit-in in Islamabad for pay raise

  1. Abdul

    Yeh alag alag departments ke pay rise ka drama to sari service men pehle kabhi nahi dekha. Is se to esa lag raha hai govt strike ka intazar kerti hai aur jo kerta hai use pay rise mil jata hai. Govt per hazar mertaba lanat

  2. Abdul

    Govt ne Federal Secratriat ke employees ke pay 20% increase kerdi. Notification issue hogaya hai. Hum log kia yateem hain jo strike ker raha hai uski pay berh rahi hai. Lanat hai esi govt per or uski soch per.

  3. Muhammad Afzal

    PPP agar ya kaam kar day too 1-16 grade walay to zaroor vote dain gay kuankah middle tabka hi vote deta hai

  4. asad

    PPP key government nay agar apni hukamat main tamam civilians govt. employees ke salaries agar 100% abi ke basic scale kay mutabak increase kar de jasay 2010 main militaries ke pay 100% increase ke thee to ham tamam government employees is election main dubara PPP ko vote dain gay. main abi bi akela ya message nahi lakh raha merary sath 50 employees aur bhi sath kharay hain aur yah message lakhwa rahay hian


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