Lawmakers attend a Parliament session to discuss public sector wage hike bill on Wednesday, May 14, 2014. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Parliament reconvened Wednesday evening to resume discussing the most contentious parts of the controversial new salary scale, with only hours left to approve it before the long-delayed bill has to be shelved indefinitely due to the presidential election.MPs only approved 12 out of the 25 items in the latter section during the morning session.As MPs kicked off the morning session, thousands of civil servants and teachers who observed a one-week nationwide strike demonstrated outside Parliament yet again, demanding lawmakers pass the bill.
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