Punjab Assembly unanimously passes bill for raise in members’ salaries

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LAHORE: Punjab Assembly Wednesday unanimously passed a bill for increasing the salary, allowances, perks and privileges of the members.
According the bill, the salaries of the speaker and deputy speaker have been increased to Rs260,000 and Rs245,000, respectively. The chief minister will now draw Rs425,000 per month.
The salary of a minister has been increased to Rs275,000 and an MPA will now draw Rs195,000 per month.
Besides salary, each legislator will receive an additional amount of Rs50,000 per month as house rent. Former chief ministers, who do not have their own house in Lahore, would be given official residence in the provincial capital.

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