Federal Association of Government Engineers (FAGE) organised a protest rally in Islamabad against non-provision of special engineering/technical allowance to engineers. The protest rally was attended by a huge number of Engineers serving in different departments of the federal government. The participants of the protest also asked for provision of opportunities to young engineers.
The participants of the rally were stopped by the authorities from marching towards D Chowk and were allowed to stage a protest at China Chowk.
Protesters said that if their demands were not fulfilled they would stage pen down strike in their relevant departments.
Secretary Information FAGE Engineer Johar Ali while speaking at the protest said that the engineers of the federal government, attached departments, and autonomous bodies had been left with no option but to protest against the disparity in salary and perks. The association demands that special engineering/technical allowance, which is 1.5 times of the basic pay, must be incorporated in the federal budget for fiscal year 2021-22.