Barbed wires, blockades and containers on the road leading towards Governor's house and CM Secretariat on the eve of employees grand-alliance's protest in Quetta: Photo Ashraf Tareen

Govt may take loans to pay increasing salaries of employees: CM Balochistan

Staff Reporter :

QUETTA: Chief Minister Balochistan, Jam Kamal Khan on Sunday hinted that governments may take loans to pay increasing salaries of employees. “No growth within next 2 to 3 years, if the government increased salaries of employees”, he said.

Jam Kamal took to Twitter and said if governments were increasing salaries of employees, comfort allowances, and permanent vacancies, then, it will impact development. “Governments will be taking loans to pay salaries of employees”, he mentioned.

Grand-alliance of employees to stage demo tomorrow

The CM’s statement has come a day before the grand-alliance of government employees announced to stage a protest demonstration outside the CM secretariat.

The Deputy Commissioner Quetta, Major (R) Aurangzaib Badini has also urged the government employees to review their decision of agitation. In a video message, Mr. Badini has asked the employees to review their plan in view of increasing cases of COVID19.

Teachers, lecturers formed a grand-alliance of employees

Teachers, lecturers, and employees of various departments have formed a grand-alliance to mount pressure on the government to increase salaries. “All employees should ensure their presence in the protest”, Hameed Khan, the President Balochistan Professors and Lecturers Association (BPLA) said.

He said the employees would keep continuing their protest till the issuance of formal notification for increasing salaries of employees. “We will get the usurp rights of employees”, Mr. Khan said.

Balochistan government paying Rs. 40b salaries and pension at per annum 

The Balochistan government currently paying Rs. 40bs to the government employees on account of salaries and pensions in the province, Zahoor Buledi, the Balochistan Finance Minister said. The federal government had announced an Adhoc increase in the salaries of employees after a violent protest in Islamabad earlier this year.

Employees of Balochistan are also demanding an increase in salaries as per inflation. Security has also been tightened in and around the red zone of Quetta on the eve of employees’ protest.

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