The government employees ended their protest when the government agreed to raise their salaries. An agreement in this regard was reached between the protesting employees and a special committee constituted by Prime Minister Imran Khan.

The committee comprised Minister for Defence Pervez Khattak, Minister for Interior Sheikh Rashid Ahmed and Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan.

Later, Pervez Khattak announced at a press conference that an ad-hoc relief of 25 percent would be added to the pay scales in the upcoming budget.

A statement issued by the special committee said: “In accordance with the agreement reached between the Special Committee constituted by Prime Minister Imran Khan, the Finance Division has agreed to the following, in principle:

Disparity Reduction Allowance @ 25% of basic pay of BPS-2017 shall be allowed to those civil employees in BPS (1-19) of federal government who have never been allowed additional salary equal to or more than 100% of basic pay or performance allowance w.e.f. 01 March 2021.

“•Posts of BPS (1-16) or equivalent will be upgraded on pattern of Government of KP w.e.f. 01 March, 2021.

“•Grant of time-scale will also be considered for adoption on same pattern in next budget.

“•Adhoc Relief will also be considered to be made part of basic salary w.e.f. July, 2021.

“•Provinces will be recommended for adoption of above from their own resources.”

The statement added that a summary to the effect is being placed before the Cabinet for requisite approval.

Accompanied by Sheikh Rashid Ahmed and Ali Muhammad Khan, Pervez Khattak said at the press conference a decision on promotion of employees based on time-scale approval had also been taken.

He said the prime minister had instructed to direct the provincial governments to resolve the problems of their employees in accordance with the federal government decisions.

Khattak also apologised for the police action and said it should not have happened.

Ali Muhammad Khan said the prime minister also believed in the people’s right to protest.

Sheikh Rashid assured the employees from grades 20 to 22 of increase in their salaries in the upcoming budget. He announced that the arrested protesters would be released and cases registered against them would be quashed.


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