The minister told he is in contact with the protesters and trying to resolve the matter as earliest

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Federal Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid on Wednesday has said that the government employees, who are protesting in Islamabad, want forty percent raise in their basic salaries.

Talking to Dunya News, the minister told that he is in contact with the protesters and trying to resolve the matter as earliest.

The statement came after police personnel, while launching a crackdown, fired tear gas at the government employees protesting against not raising salaries in Islamabad.

The security officers arrested seven leaders of the protesters outside the secretariat and conducting raids to detain other members. The local administration also blocked the roads in Federal Capital by placing containers. 

It is to be mentioned here that Capital Development Authority (CDA) Labor Union’s General Secretary Amanullah and Chairman Izhar Abbasi were taken into custody yesterday.