MUZAFFARGARH - The All-Pakistan Clerks’ Association Muzaffargarh organised a rally on Thursday against the government for using delaying tactics in giving an approval to implementation of timescale.

The clerks demanded implementation of recommendations of the Pay and Pension Committee. They warned that countrywide protests would continue, if the govt failed to satisfy low-salaried employees.  A large number of clerks participated in the rally while people from all walks of life visited their camp to express solidarity with them.

Addressing the rally, clerks’ leader Sardar Wazir Khan Dasti alleged that the government was using delaying tactics in giving an assent to the timescale. He said that service structure without timescale was not acceptable to them. He regretted that they had very limited opportunities of promotion, adding that they almost retired in the same scale they were inducted in. He said the government machinery was run by clerks but their lives remained miserable due to low income.

Dasti claimed that the central and provincial leadership of their community had presented the charter of demands to the government, but it was keeping mum over their demands.  He demanded that a clerks’ foundation be established so that practical steps could be taken for the welfare of the community. He demanded the govt to approve the timescale for clerks without any further delay and also implement the recommendations of the Pay & Pension Committee.

He resolved if the government failed to accept their genuine demands, they would launch a countrywide protest. He said they would no more believe in the hollow promises of the government.