LAHORE The PMS Officers Welfare Association has claimed to have support of the Lahore High Court Bar Association, Punjab Professors and Lecturers Association, Joint Action Committee of the Association and Academic Staff Association of the Punjab University. This came to the fore during a press conference of President PCS Officers Association Rai Manzoor Hussain Nasir, which was held at the Lahore Press Club here on Friday. Besides the office-bearers and officers of the PCS, members of other associations were also present on the occasion. In a reply to a question, he asserted that the Association was waiting for the arrival of the Chief Minister Punjab back home, since no body less than the CM can resolve the crisis as committees have failed to ensure the actualisation of our rights, he maintained. To a query about the next plan if their demands were not fulfilled, he mentioned resignations as one option. While denying 'politicisation of the issue, he further negated the assertion of the provincial government that normalcy prevailed in the province. If it is so, then why has Section 144 been imposed? Why are office-working hours starting from 7am? he questioned. Rai Manzoor alleged the DMG-led administrative machinery of indulging in punitive measures. While outlining 'atrocities committed by DMG officers against the PCS/PSS/PMS officers on and after March 18, Rai mentioned that more than 73 officers and officials were arrested illegally. Also, four lady officers were arrested without lady constables and manhandling by male police, registration of FIR 311/11 at Police Station Islampura, bundling up of officers with criminals in different Police Stations, arrested officers rotated from one Police Station to another frequently, Chief Secretary Punjab personally constituted teams of the DMG officers to inspect Police Stations and ensure humiliation of arrested officers, and mobile phones snatched and arrested officers were denied contact with their families. Moreover, he also mentioned that after their release on bail, victimisation was initiated, which included suspension of 50 officers, 100 made OSDs, 250 transferred, police raids conducted on residences of many officers (including President of the Association), different officers deprived of from officials accommodations, serious threats to the relatives and families of the officers and withdrawal of official vehicles. On this occasion, a three-pager was also distributed among the mediamen, which traced the events since from March 18, and it evolved into a contention that the protest and strike were the outcome of aggression committed by the DMG officers.