Governments are quite a fickle thing in Pakistan. The recent trends transpiring are the proof. Government employees are often the ones to take the brunt of a capricious change in policies and governance. Only recently, the government announced a rise in salaries, and then suddenly, the government pulled back its decision. One can only imagine the level of disappointment some of them faced. Of course on a larger scale, pulling back such a decision might be beneficial for sustaining that kind of economy.
However, it seems that the pains of government employees have only begun. Why? Only recently, the government has made a policy that is going to cost all the government employees something more precious than all the assets in the world. That thing is called, ‘Saturday sleep.’ We all know Saturday sleep, right? Some of the office goers and lucky employees working in private firms get to avail that. They have the opportunity to just rest their eyes and lie in blissful sleep for 12 to 14 hours on Saturday. How else are we supposed to make up for all those wasted hours on Netflix and chill? Along with waking up all night while texting…or scrolling on social media.
But only recently, the government has shattered all the plans of government employees to chill on Saturdays. The word ‘weekends’ has been reduced to the word, ‘weekend’ since Saturday is going to be a working day for all the government employees.
Bombs have fallen on plenty of employees upon hearing this very disturbing news. Some of them have decided to mount a protest against this great injustice which is kind of fairly common among private firms. But things don’t end here. The protest of government employees for this noble cause was scheduled to take place outside the Ministry of Finance building in the Red Zone.