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Bureaucracy Presents Charter of Demands to Punjab Govt

Lahore (February 23, 2018): The Punjab bureaucracy submitting a charter of demand to Punjab government has demanded the formation of a judicial-like tribunal for their constitutional protection.

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) action against former Director General Lahore Development Authority (LDA) has created unrest among the bureaucracy that pushed them to gather around a table to draft a strategy. They drafted a charter of demand and sent it to Punjab cabinet.

In their charter they demanded:

  • Probe against any civil servants should be conducted through special tribunal comprises of senior bureaucrats on the order of chief secretary
  • After the investigation by the special tribunal, the case of civil servants should be sent to NAB or other trial institution.
  • Government will provide legal team and legal assistance in case against any civil servant
  • Government will take instant steps misbehave with any civil servant
  • Apology should be offered over the misconduct with Maqbool Ahmed Dhawla, Aftab Cheema, Muhammad Ali, Waseem Ajmal, Amir Aqiq Khan, and Safdar Virik
  • Government should add executive allowance in their salaries

They also refused to accept any orders issued from chief minister house and other political parties and said the orders should be sent through chief secretary and IG Punjab.Punjab Bureaucracy Observes Strike Over Ahad Cheema Arrest

They also warned government immediately shut to investigate personal life of civil servant through intelligence agencies and should use their personal life to damage his career.

They were of the opinion that NAB should arrest those involved in corrupt practices but should withhold the dignity of any person.

They demanded the legislation to implement their demands.

Earlier today, During an emergency meeting of the civil services officers at the Government Officers’ Residences (GOR) in Lahore, a resolution against Ahad Cheema’s arrest by the NAB was adopted.

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Over 200 civil services officers, in attendance, have demanded a suo moto notice of Cheema’s arrest on February 21.

They were of the opinion that NAB should arrest those involved in corrupt practices but should withhold the dignity of any person.

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