Fapuasa calls for salary increase for university employees

PESHAWAR: The Academic Staff Association of the Federation of All Universities of Pakistan (Fapuasa) and other public sector university employee associations have warned against launching a protest campaign if the government does not do not increase their wages.

A joint meeting of Fapuasa and other employee associations was held here on Sunday, chaired by association president Dr Shah Alam. The meeting discussed the problems of the employees of the university.

The meeting participants observed that the prices of items of daily use have increased considerably, while there has been no increase in their wages.

They said they had raised the issue with the government on several occasions, but to no avail.

During a recent visit by the Chief Minister and other cabinet members to Islamia College Peshawar, the issue was brought up with him and he vowed to resolve the issue.

But no action could be taken to alleviate the concerns of university employees, they said.

They threatened if the government did not solve the problem, they would launch a protest campaign.

“We have already started contacts with associations of all universities and a program would be drawn up to organize a sit-in in Islamabad soon,” said Dr Shah Alam.

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