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Punjab Assembly passed a bill to increase salaries of its lawmakers, yesterday.

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Now, Punjab’s chief minister’s salary is even higher than that of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

According to Dawn, the speaker’s salary has jumped from Rs37,000 to Rs200,000 per month. Deputy speaker would now get Rs185,000 instead of Rs35,000 and so would be cabinet members and advisors.

The members (MPAs) are now entitled to Rs80,000 per month rather than Rs18,000 and their utility bills entitlement has gone up to Rs200,000 instead of earlier Rs120,000.

Imran Khan in a tweet has expressed his disappointment over the passing of the bill.

He stated:

I am extremely disappointed by decision of Punjab Assembly to raise pays & privileges of MPAs, Ministers & esp CM. Once prosperity returns to Pak such a move cld be justified, but now, when we do not have resources to provide basic amenities to all our people, this is untenable

Following Khan, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry also criticized the provincial government and the chief minister for this move.

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According to Imran Khan’s salary slip that surfaced on social media, his disposable income amounts to PKR 196979  and his basic salary is PKR 107280.

The Punjab CM will now receive a monthly package of over Rs 350,000.

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