Planning Ministry staff rally for raise in executive allowances

ISLAMABAD: The employees of Planning Ministry took out a protest rally here, demanding a 150 percent increase in executive allowances.

According to details, the employees of Ministry of Planning, Development and Special Initiatives took out a protest rally from Block-P to Block-Q against the Finance Ministry.

Carrying banners and placards inscribed with slogans in favour their demands, the protesting employees were demanding implementation of 150pc increase in executive allowances. The ministry’s affairs were disrupted due to the demonstration.

The protestors have threatened to boycott meetings of the ministry, Executive Committee of the National Economic Council and other platforms if their demands were not accepted.

The employees claimed that the finance division has flouted the orders of the federal cabinet, adding that the executive allowance was awarded only to a certain group of bureaucrats.

The finance division’s notification is a malicious violation of the Cabinet’s decision, the demonstrators said, adding that a protest would be stage on a daily basis for two hours from tomorrow.

The protestors have also threatened to boycott office work from Monday until the government fulfills their demands. They have also decided to move court against the Finance Division’s notification.



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