OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE The FBR inspectors have planned to launch a series of protests to press the government for their due promotions from next month. Office-bearers of the Federal Revenue Alliance Union told The Nation that all income tax inspectors would come to streets to convince the higher authorities to fulfil their demand of up-gradation and if the demand was not considered seriously by the government they would go on strike for unlimited period. A visit to the Regional Tax Office (RTO) Lahore by the scribe revealed that the inspectors ranked officials were performing their duties in respective offices with black ribbons on their arms in protest. In response to the queries the officials said that the Inland Revenue Services has been denying promotions to its income tax inspectors for the last over 27 years, as no inspector level official has been upgraded since 1983. They stated that the Inland Revenue Services department made the last promotions in 1982-83 and after this no upgradation was made in and below the rank of income tax inspectors. They said that only the income tax inspectors have not been given promotions, who are working still in 14th scale while in every other federal department inspectors is given 16th grade. They made it clear that due to promotion the government would not have to bear the budgetary burden, as only Rs 200 to Rs 300 will be added in their salaries after the promotion. The officials said the government is spending millions on high officials while the lower staff is constantly being ignored which is the key to collect revenue.