Up in arms: Public prosecutors protest for salaries

K-P home department, employees failed to draw attention and this forced them onto the streets


Our Correspondent April 19, 2016

ABBOTABAD: Public prosecutors across Hazara Division continued their token protest for a second day on Tuesday to press for their benefits, salaries and allowances.

In the first phase, which spanned a week, public prosecutors throughout Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa appeared in courts, wearing black armbands. They said their next step would be declared shortly.

K-P Public Prosecutors Welfare Association Executive Council member Syed Wahaj Ali Shah said prosecutors had been demanding security, health benefits, residential allotments, salaries and promotions at par with their counterparts in Sindh and Punjab. However, he said despite repeated requests to the K-P home department, employees failed to draw attention and this forced them onto the streets.

Shah added the performance of K-P’s prosecutors was far greater than other provinces, yet their salaries and perks were left in the lurch.

He said there are 250 of them working across K-P and their lives were also at risk due to the nature of their work.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 20th,  2016.

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