Serving and retired government employees have been greatly disappointed by the peanuts given to them. The 7.5 per cent increase in their salaries and pensions amounts to nothing, they were expecting at least 10 per cent increase if not 20 per cent, to cope with rising cost of living. They have created a highly uncalled for discrimination among the public servants by proposing as much as 100 unprecedented increase in the salaries of the Federal Secretaries and the Private Secretaries, as if they were getting very low salaries. Don’t the Federal Secretaries and the Private Secretaries fall in the category of the serving public servants? This unprecedented and uncalled for increase, in the already hefty salaries of the Federal Secretaries indicates that the Federal Govt wants to appease and pamper them for getting undue and unlawful favours in future.

A RETIRED PUBLIC SERVANT,

Lahore, June 5.