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Salaries Raised up to 150 % of Government Officials

The Federal Cabinet approved up to 150% increase in the salaries of prime minister and federal ministers and ministers of state and members of the National Assembly, the president and vice-speakers, members of the Senate, its president and vice president.

Although the salary of the Prime Minister also been strengthened, and he will be put salary less than the President of the NA and the Senate President. The Cabinet approved the revision of the basic wage for some public office and members of parliament after 13 years.

He described the Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, Marriyum Aurangzeb, who attended a cabinet meeting in her current capacity for the first time on a salary increase “insufficient” compared with expenses.

She is entitled to government employees that there will be an increase in salaries annually. The National Assembly members who belong to all spectrums of views may put pressure on the government to promote their allowances and salaries for several months.

Underlined Federal Minister of Finance Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar of the National Assembly last July that he would reconsider the salaries of the return of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from London, where he was then subjected to the treatment of heart.

Accordingly Cabinet approved the increase on Wednesday and will be applicable from October 1 retroactively. The members get the arrears with a salary next month. Interestingly, the salaries of members of the Assembly of Balochistan is still higher than what was approved at the National Assembly and the Senate. Today’s Cabinet approved the increase in salaries, and the meeting was adjourned for NA in the evening due to lack of quorum.

A member of the NA, which draw Rs 61,000 a month for 150,000 rupees entitled each month now. NA speaker has been fixed and the salary of the President of the Senate in the Rs 205,000 after an increase of 162,000 rupees.

It will be entitled to NA Vice President and Deputy President of the Senate to draw 185,000 rupees in place of Rs 150,000 per month. Federal Minister will be given two hundred thousand rupees while the Foreign Minister will get 180,000 rupees per month.

The sources said that suggested some members of the Cabinet that a group of salaries should be higher than what has been approved, but Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif does not support this idea. Council of Ministers, in its meeting held in Islamabad, is a twenty-point agenda, including agreements with some friendly countries to cooperate in various sectors projects.

Chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif meeting. Later, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb said, speaking to reporters the Cabinet approved increasing the salaries of deputies.

She said the increase takes care of inflation, and that includes the ad interim relief announced in previous years. Will be effective from the first of October this year, it will be the impact of the annual 400 million rupees.

She said despite the increase, the salaries of deputies would be less than those of the members of the Board of Baluchistan province. She said the prime minister set up a committee headed by Federal Minister Khawaja Saad Rafiq, to propose amendments to the rules Pepra to update it and make it transparent.

And with members of the Committee of Ministers of the Federal Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Zahid Hamid Qadir Baloch along with the Minister of Finance. The Minister of State for Cabinet authorizes the Ministry of Health for the purchase of vaccine to immunize without following the rules Pepra but prior approval of UNICEF and the Government. It would make the rules more transparent. She added that the committee presented its report within a month.

And it has the approval of the NOC of medicines of Indian origin and the cabinet’s approval to start negotiations on a bilateral agreement between Azerbaijan and Pakistan in the field of disaster management as well as it was on the agenda of the meeting.


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