ISLAMABAD: Newly elected federal government has took U-turn on 10 percent increase in salaries of government’s employees and announced that salary raise issue will be considered in the next budget.
General Secretary Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Sindh and Former Federal Minister of Finance Miftah Ismail said that since federal government employees’ salaries were raised a couple of months ago, the incumbent govt is not raising them again.
He took to Twitter and clarified that there is no U-turn, the salary raise issues will be considered in the next budget.
“Meanwhile, we raised the pensions of retired govt employees. I hope this clarifies any confusion,” Miftah added.
There is no U-turn. Since fed govt employees’ salaries were raised a couple of months ago, we are not raising them again. However their salary issues will be considered in the next budget. Meanwhile we raised pensions of retired govt employees. I hope this clarifies any confusion https://t.co/3V84EFufCm
— Miftah Ismail (@MiftahIsmail) April 13, 2022
Earlier, newly elected Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif announced a 10 per cent increase in the salaries and pension of government employees and raise the minimum wage to Rs 25,000.
Sharif made these announcements while delivering his first speech after being elected as the 23rd Prime Minister of Pakistan.