The Ad Hoc Employees’ Committee in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) threatened to escalate the case if the employees who were torn from their permanent government posts were not re-regularized. This happened after the new Pakistani government Tareek-e-Insaf brought down the law passed by the previous ad-hoc employee regularization exemption, through an ordinance and now ad-hoc employees are claiming their rights.
“We are protesting the government’s call to reverse the decision on PoK ad hoc employees,” said one of the protesters. “And now ad hoc employees from across the PoK region have decided to start a protest against the government at district and capital level,” the protester added, saying the protest will continue as long as the government accepts the protests. requests.
The leaders of the committee said they reserved the rights to all modes of protest and were ready to make any sacrifices demanded by their movement. They also said that it is the government and only the government … that will be responsible for any damage during the protest.
While Pakistan has faced economic challenges due to its incompetent policies, the already marginalized PoK region has been subjected to outright brutality. Residents accuse that the economic losses Pakistan suffered due to political paralysis are being offset by the illegally occupied territories of Gilgit Baltistan and PoK and that such policies of dismissing employees or relegation to ad hoc status are part of the of such a design.