Clerks’ strike against fuel prices today
ISLAMABAD: The All Pakistan Clerk Association (APCA) has announced a pen-down strike across the country today (Wednesday) against increase in fuel prices, forced dismissals of the government employees and to press the government to raise salaries, Online reported.
APCA president Haji Fazal Mahbood Khan told reporters that if the government did not meet their demands, they would also go on a hunger strike and could launch a long march toward Islamabad as a last resort.
Transporters on Tuesday threatened to go on strike against the hike in petrol prices. A meeting of transport associations will decide the date for the strike on Wednesday in Karachi.
Irshad Bukhari, the president of Karachi Transport Ittehad (KTI), said in a statement that the strike scheduled for February 24 and 25 was postponed after Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) parliamentary leader Farooq Sattar and the Sindh transport minister both promised that the fuel prices would be controlled in 10 days. But the government, instead of giving relief to people, increased the prices, he said, according to NNI.
He said that a total increase of Rs 6.13 had been made in petrol prices and Rs 3.83 in diesel in three months. agencies