Multan /SARGODGA - All-Pakistan Clerks Association (Apca) rejected on Saturday 20 per cent increase in the salaries and pension, saying it was just a lollypop to befool the state workers. The clerks went on strike and brought out a rally from Excise Office to MDA Chowk where they staged a protest demonstration. They shouted slogans against the government. Talking to the journalists, Khalid Javed Sanghera and others said that the prices had registered over 60 per cent hike during last three years while the government announced just 20 per cent increase. They added that it had become impossible for the working class to make both ends meet because of the horrible price hike. They demanded the govt to announce at least 35 per cent increase otherwise they would be forced to give country-wide strike call. In Sargodha, the clerics besieged the residence of Federal Minister of State Tasneem Ahmed Qureshi and staged a protest demonstration in front of his house. The Apca observed strike against the inflation and took out a protest rally led by Divisional President Malik M Zakir, Malik Munawar Iqbal, Ishfaq Jutt, Pervaiz Akhtar, Rana Imtiaz, Yousaf Janjua and other leaders. The participants of the rally reached in front of the residence of Federal Minister for State and shouted slogans. The Apca leaders delivered their speeches and said they rejected the 20% increased in salaries because this is too less to face the huge inflation. They also said that the Punjab government should increase their salaries. Meanwhile, Federal Minister for State Tasneem Ahmed Qureshi met the Apca leaders and assured them to convey their demands to the higher authorities.