QUETTA: Employees of the Directorate General Public Relations (DGPR) continued their protest for the 25th consecutive day on Thursday for acceptance of their demands, particularly that of media professional allowance.

Members of the DGPR Officers Welfare Association and other officials have been boycotting official work for two hours daily to record their protest against what they called injustice to their department, which has been working for projecting the development activities under way by the government throughout the province.

The protesters hanged various banners on the DGPR office’s building and walls and hoisted black flags. They complained against discriminatory policies of the government towards them.

The protesters claimed that the employees of some powerful departments such as Chief Minister’s Secretariat, Civil Secretariat, Provincial Assembly and Balochistan High Court were receiving double salaries and extra allowances as compared to workers of different directorates like the DGPR.

Published in Dawn, January 29th, 2021

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