From zero to something, PML-N takes pragmatic track to salaries


ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) lead federal government finally adopts a more pragmatic approach and once ‘no increment in salary’ notion is being converted into 10 to 15 per cent increase.

According to the sources privy to Ministry of Finance, the Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif has been briefed by the officials regarding possible increase in the salaries of civil and uniform government officials.

Source included that apart from 10 to 15 percent increment in salaries, a six special honoraria was also proposed for the officials.

The Ministry of Finance had presented two options for the increase and at a recent meeting on budgetary proposals presided over by the prime minister.

In the first option, the ministry has proposed the increase in salary and pensions, with a total financial impact of Rs30 billion on the budget.

In the second option, it has proposed a 15pc increase in salary and pensions as an ad hoc relief involving an additional fiscal impact of about Rs45bn.

A decision on the proposals will be taken at a meeting of the federal cabinet.

On March 27, However, the Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar made it clear that government employees would not get any increment in salaries.

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