Govt Agrees on 20 Percent Salary Increase for Federal Employees
As per media reports, the talks took place at Federal Minister for Defence, Pervez Khattak’s house, in which a delegation of government employees was assured of a 20 percent increase in their salaries and the release of all employees who were arrested during on Wednesday during a clash with the police.
A notification to this effect is expected today in the afternoon.
Interior Minister, Sheikh Rasheed, confirmed the development in a Twitter post and instructed the Islamabad administration for the release of all arrested employees immediately.
Sheikh Rasheed, Pervez Khattak, and Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Ali Muhammad Khan represented the government in talks.
The federal government employees from Grade-1 to 16 were demanding a raise in their salaries and had gathered in Islamabad for a protest after their leader, Rehman Bajwa, and nine others were arrested.
They decided to move towards the Parliament House from Pakistan Secretariat. The move met with tear gas shelling from the police. The protesters at one point had also encircled Federal Minister for Information, Shibli Faraz.
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