ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday expressed disappointment over the Punjab Meeting’s determination to boost salaries and perks of MPAs, ministers and the provincial chief minister.
“I’m extraordinarily disillusioned by determination of Punjab Meeting to boost pays and privileges of MPAs, ministers and particularly CM,” the prime minister tweeted.
“As soon as prosperity returns to Pakistan such a transfer might be justified, however now, after we don’t have sources to supply primary facilities to all our folks, that is untenable,” he added.
The Punjab Meeting on Wednesday elevated the salaries, perks and privileges of its members to greater than double after making laws in file haste, inside 24 hours of tabling the invoice involved.
The unanimously-passed laws was tabled as a personal invoice by treasury’s Ghazanfar Abbas Cheena on a personal members day on Tuesday.
The invoice ended up as a unanimous invoice since not one of the members opposed it from either side, besides PPP’s parliamentary chief Hasan Murtaza. It was unanimously handed after a standing committee additionally gave its approval inside a couple of minutes of debate.
After this laws, the Punjab chief minister will draw Rs 350,000 monthly, whereas members will draw over 200,000 monthly as their primary pay and allowances rose to greater than double. The salaries of the members of the Punjab Meeting and ministers raised by the provincial meeting exceed the pays of their counterparts in all of the provinces and on the federal degree.