OUR STAFF REPORTER SADIQABAD - The All Pakistan Clerks Association has threatened nationwide strike, protests and launching of a 'Remove the Government Movement if their 14-point charter of demands was not accepted till 31st. Addressing a press conference, APCA Central General Secretary General Murad Ali, Punjab chapter General Secretary Tahir Shah, district President Muhammad Boota and General Secretary Mehboob Khan said that the APCA had decided to start country-wide strike, protests on roads from January 1, 2012 if the government did not accept their demands. On the occasion, the general secretary said that hundreds of thousands of clerks of the country were disappointed as there was no development on the part of the government regarding acceptance of their demands. He added that the clashes between the rulers and other politicians had caused national crises which have added to miseries of the poor, and whereupon lawlessness, terrorism and unemployment are at their peak. The central secretary general, later, said that the APCA would withdraw the charter of demands at any cost. He maintained that if the government did accept their demands, they would launch a 'remove government movement in the second phase of their protests and decisions would be made on roads. He observed that APCA conventions were being convened across the country. Earlier, The APCAs Rahim Yar Khan chapter took out a rally in favour of the Pakistan Army and against the Nato attack on Pakistani checkpost in Mohmand Agency wherein 26 soldiers were martyred. The rally which began from Town Hall and terminated at the Railway Chowk was led by the APCA district president and general secretary and attended by workers of all the departments. Carrying banners and placards inscribed with slogans against the allied forces, they expressed their solidarity with the Pakistan Army by chanting slogans of 'Pakistan Zindaabad which means live long Pakistan. The rally was addressed by APCA District President Muhammad Boota and General Secretary Mehboob Khan, Ghulam Muhammad, Aslam, Faazil, Rana Qasim, Muhammad Usman, Maqbool, Pakistan Trade Union leaders Haider Chughtai, Raees Kajal and Unilever Workers Union Chairman Abdul Rauf. They said that the Pakistan Army would give tit-for-tat response to any Nato forces unprovoked aggression against the country, adding that Pakistan has become a nuclear power.