LAHORE: The All Government Employees Grand Alliance on Tuesday launched a drive demanding a 100 per cent increase in salaries and revision of pay scales.

Hundreds of employees from different organisations gathered outside the press club and protested unchecked increasing inflation.

Prof Nadeem Ashrafi, Punjab Teachers Union general secretary Rana Liaqat, Faiz Siddiqi, Qasim Alvi, Ishaq Rehmani, Saeed Namdar, Tariq Zaidi, Mirza Akhtar Baig, Mohsin Nilal, Agha Salamat, Chaudhry Haroon, Mumtaz Khokhar and Tariq Mustafa were present.

They announced holding a sit-in outside the chief minister house and later on Parliament House on Dec 31 for a salary increase and would not leave the venues till the acceptance of their demands.

They said the federal minister during a protest in Islamabad had promised to provide adhoc relief and would include it in the pay scale and their scales would be upgraded.

They said the government had not fulfilled their promise till this date and they were forcing them to march on Islamabad for a 100pc increase in house rent, medical allowance, and conveyance allowance.

They demanded the disparity in the salaries of government employees be ended and a 25pc special risk allowance be given on running salaries, and not on initial pay.

SEMINAR: More than 300 students with disabilities and their parents availed the opportunity of free-of-cost medical tests at a camp held at the University of Punjab on Tuesday.

In connection with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the camp was organised by the Institute of Special Education, Punjab University, in collaboration with the Punjab Welfare Trust for Disabled, Ghazali Education Trust, Akhuwat Trust and Child Welfare Centre.

The collaborating organisation provided free medical checkups, health, consultation and medicines to persons with disabilities and their parents in particular for the university community.

Published in Dawn, December 1st, 2021

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