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Protesting Govt employees win battle, get 25% ad-hoc relief

By: Muhammad Sohaib

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Islamabad: Protesting Govt employees win battle as Govt announces 25% ad-hoc relief for federal employees.

The federal government has finally announced 25 percent ad-hoc relief in salaries of the protesting civil servants who faced wrath of the law enforcement agencies at famous D-Chowk on Wednesday.

The pay raise will not be applicable to the federal government employees of grade 20 and above, Defense Minister Pervez Khattak announced in a joint press conference along with Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed.

Agreement with protestors regarding salary increase

In pursuance of the directions issued by the Prime Minister of Pakistan committee was notified to deal with all government employees grand alliance Pakistan along with leaders of government organizations.

After due deliberations and rounds of various negotiations following commitments are being made subject to conformance of law and policy.

  • Salaries of all Federal government servants will be increased w.e.f 1st March 2021.
  • The increase will be 25% and will be applicable to only those employees/organizations from BS 1 – 19 who are otherwise not taking any additional allowances.
  • Ministry of finance will work on the time scale promotion and upgradation of low scale government employees.
  • Ad-hoc relief will be made part of the basic salary with effect from July 2021.

Federal Govt. has directed that the above packages will be seriously considered by all provinces for implementation.

Employees Protest

Employees of federal organizations had started a movement for their demands including increase in salaries.

Federal employees staged a massive protest in Islamabad yesterday. Police batons and fired tear gas shells to disperse the protesters.

Instead of dispersing, the angry protesters had been holding sit-ins in the red zone since yesterday.

Police has also arrested a number of protesting Govt employees and put them in the lock up last night. After the announcement of relief, protesting employees ends their Protest now. They also calls of their sit-in and dispersed.

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