Islamabad: Government approves 25 percent increase for protesting employees

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Islamabad: Government approves 25 percent increase for protesting employees

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The federal government has approved a 25 per cent increase for protesting employees from grade-1 to 19 on an ad-hoc basis. The government issued the notification after the employees staged a protest demonstration near the parliament house and red zone.

Police used gas shelling to dispersed the protesting government employees.

He was addressing a press conference in Islamabad with Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed and Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan after the interior minister announced last night that negotiations with protesting government employees had been successful.

Rashid said the government committee had decided in the meeting to release all the arrested individuals so far.

Elaborating upon the implementation of the ad-hoc relief in today’s press conference, Khattak said it would be added to the pay scales in the budget that will be announced in June.

Announcing other decisions of the government committee, the defence minister said it had decided upon the process of upgradation for all government employees which would be carried out after the budget announcement in June.

He further added that a decision on promoting employees based on time-scale approval had also been taken. A policy would be made for it and a procedure would be set, according to Khattak, because “the one who works harder should get more opportunities [than] the one who is lazy [and doesn’t work hard]”. Implementation of this decision would also take place after the new budget was announced, said Khattak.

The defence minister also addressed the demands of provincial organisations and said that the prime minister had instructed that provincial governments be given directions so the problems of employees of provincial governments could also be solved.

“We are apologetic about what happened yesterday [and it] should not have happened. Sometimes delays happen [and] it does not mean we are not working for you,” said the defence minister. Ali Muhammad Khan also said he “appreciated” the protest movement and the prime minister also believed in the people’s right to protest.

Islamabad: Government approves 25 percent increase for protesting employees

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