ISLAMABAD - Government servants of Pak Secretariat, PTV, Establishment Division, Federal Public Service Commission and Aiwan-e-Sadr have demanded immediate lifting of ban on public transport to reach its last stop that is Pak Secretariat, TheNation has learnt. Sadiq Amin an employee in R-Block said that District Administration Islamabad was paying no attention to resolve the issues of public transport being faced by the Government servants. We have to walk every day 2-kilometre distance from van stop Ayub Chowk to Pak Secretariat offices and back to it. Employees of the Pak secretariat told TheNation that before implementation of security measures by the District Administration Islamabad last stopover of public transport was Pak Secretariat. Due to security reasons district administration declared Ayub Chowk as its last stop. One-sided distance from Ayub Chowk to Pak Secretariat is about 1 kilometre. Pak Secretariat employees have to walk on foot every day and cover 2 kilometres to reach their offices and the same exercise is repeated on their way back. Most of the employees do not own the personal transport. Only 5 percent of the officers grade employees do have personal transport whereas 95 percent government servants are availing public transport facility to reach their offices on time, they further said. Rasheed Shah an aged employee of Pak Secretariat said, it is impossible for the old age and employees ailing from arthritis to walk 2-km on foot daily. I suggest the ministers and Islamabad District Administration Authority should come and walk daily might be they can realise the hardness being faced by pak secretariat employees. I had never got late to office but after this decision of district administration and interior ministry I am getting most of the time late that is indeed effecting my performance as well, he further added. While talking to TheNation Rubina Ashraf employee of Establishment Division said, daily walk about 2km could be threat to my life as I am lungs patients. It took me 45 minutes to reach office slowly. I am getting nominal salary and couldnt afford personal transport. This nominal salary hardly meets my domestic expenditures. Public transport was the only source of transportation for me to reach my work place. I request the district administration authorities to please review the decision in the best interest of poor employees, she further maintained. Atif Raza commuter and employee of D-Block said, since security situation was normal in Islamabad authorities must review their security plan and allow the public transport to Pak Secretariat stop. Tight security arrangements are causing huge problems for us. We are not against security checks besides that employees problems must be addressed rightly, he further said. Deputy Commissioner Islamabad Amir Ali Ahmed despite repeated attempts couldnt be contacted.