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Pak administration imposes Sec 144 in Balochistan's Quetta

ANI |  Updated:  Mar 29, 2021 14:27 IST Balochistan  [Pakistan], March 29 (ANI): The provincial government in Pakistan's  Balochistan  has imposed  Section 144  in  Quetta district  to ban all public gatherings amid a sit-in protest call given by the Teachers' Association against the government's failure to announce salary hikes. Citing the rising COVID-19 cases, the provincial government in a notification on Sunday informed about the government's decision to ban the gathering of five or more people in Quetta, Dawn reported. The order came amid the call for the protest given by the Teachers Association in Quetta over the issue of salary. On Sunday, a large number of teachers had reached Quetta to participate in the protest. Last month, hundreds of teachers had held a protest demanding salary hikes in Muzaffarabad city of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. Threatening to boycott all government duties, including election work, the teachers urged the government to fulfil their dem

Balochistan govt employees stage sit-in for pay raise

SALEEM SHAHID QUETTA: Thousands of provincial government employees held a sit-in here on Monday on a call of the Balochistan Employees and Workers Grand Alliance to demand pay increase. The protesting employees were demanding a 25 per cent increase in their salary as announced by the federal government recently for its employees. The Balochistan government has not increased salaries of its employees despite an unprecedented price hike. The sit-in affected normal life in the provincial capital as the employees gathered at Abdul Sattar Edhi Chowk causing traffic jam on the roads leading to Governor House and Chief Minister House. The government employees, who reached Quetta from other districts of the province, joined the sit-in. The protesters had announced plans to stage the sit-in in the Red Zone, but the district administration sealed the roads with the help of heavy trucks. A heavy contingent of law-enforcement agencies was deployed to avoid any untoward situation. The official work