Earning Hands are broke – While consuming hands are fulfilled in Pakistan.
SARGODHA: Employees of Pakistan’s highest tax collection agency, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), Pakistan have called a pen down strike for June 17, 2022 (Friday) in protest over a increase in Pay & Allowances.
All Pakistan FBR personnel, according to sources, have called for a nationwide pen down strike on June 17, 2022 to emphasize their demand for a pay raise and increased fuel allowance.
Employees have been clamoring for the de-freezing of their IJP (Internal Job Posting) Incentive for years, but it has yet to be granted in current budget.
The officers want a salary hike in terms of special Revenue allowance and enhanced fuel allowance because they are the only federal agency that has met its fiscal targets for several years.
All of the demands have been conveyed to Chairman FBR through the proper channels, by the aggrieved.
The FBR officials were promised a salary hike in this budget, but it was deleted from the bill at the last minute, causing staff dissatisfaction.
It should be recalled that the Prime Minister recently defrozed the allowances of all president house and prime minister’s secretariat staff, yet the government denied FBR employees the same right.
Several other Federal Government organizations received wage raises and increases in various allowances in the current budget, but the FBR staff was denied the same, despite their remarkable achievement in meeting financial targets.
The government exchequer receives all necessary funds thanks to FBR’s work, and the importance of this agency cannot be overstated.
It’s strange that FBR employees are being denied a basic entitlement in the midst of an inflation problem.
The disgruntled have stated that if their requests are not addressed, they will go on a pen down strike for even longer periods of time, as they are struggling to make ends meet and there is a significant pay gap between their earnings and those of other institutions.
You can read FBR Pakistan Employees’ demands here:-