Phenomenal increase in salaries of Punjab cabinet members
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The government of Punjab has increased salaries of the ministers, advisors, parliamentary secretaries up to Rs22.1 million overall, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
As per details, the government has increased the House rent and utility allowances by Rs 0.1m to 0.7m for ministers, advisors and parliamentary secretaries.
According to the revised allowances, Punjab government will now spend Rs 2.5 million annually on salary and allowances.
The basic salary of ministers has been increased up to Rs5.5m and the basic salary of parliamentary secretaries up to Rs 4.5m overall.
Ministers, advisers and parliamentary secretaries will be allowed to make phone calls up to Rs10 million overall.
It is pertinent to note that the allowances of petrol, and other expenses are separate from the above revised allowances for the minister, parliamentary secretaries and advisors.
Reporter Ali Ramay