budget 2019-20

Imran Khan’s government has announced a 10% slash in the salaries for all cabinet members.

This decision was announced while State Minister for Revenue Hammad Azhar presented the Budget 2019-20 in front of the National Assembly.

During his speech, Azhar announced a revision for salaries will be made with a decrease of 10% of the civil servants, with a 10% increase in the salaries of those from Grade 1 to 16, as well as employees of Pakistan’s armed forces.

No hikes in salaries for employees of Grades 21-22 was announced, including the Prime Minister and the President as they had volunteered to go against it.

Furthermore, Azhar also announced a 10% ad hoc relief on the running basic pay scales for government employees from Grades 1-16. Ad hoc relief would be based upon basic pay scales of 2017. Pensioners would also get an ad hoc relief of 10pc.

Geo News further shares that a minimum wage of Rs 17,500 has been set by the PTI government.

The budget focuses on ensuring economic stabilization, undertaking projects which create jobs and providing economic stimulus for sustainable growth -Dr Khaqan Hassan Najeeb, a spokesperson for Finance Division

*This is a developing story.

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