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Govt Servants Vow to Continue With Protest Till Issuance of Salary Notification

-- The centre agrees to enhance pay by 20 percent

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By Our Web Desk

The government servants protesting at Islamabad’s D-Chowk since yesterday have vowed to not call off their demonstration till the Centre issue a notification confirming the increase in their salaries.

Successful negotiations were held between the government and the protesters Thursday morning. The government has agreed to release the arrested protesters and increase the basic salaries of the government servants by 20%.

The protesters have gathered at D-Chowk but no police officers can be seen at the site.

On Wednesday, the D-Chowk turned into a “war zone” after the police fired tear gas shells at the protesters to stop them from marching from Islamabad Press Club to Pakistan Secretariat. The protesters responded by pelting stones at police officers.

A policeman also died because of breathing difficulties following the protest.

Many people criticised the government for its action against the peaceful protesters. The protest even became the top trend on Twitter.

The government servants had announced the protest two weeks ago. They had even held many meetings with the interior ministry over the matter.