KP govt to propose 25% raise in salaries, pensions; Rs21k minimum salary
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government would suggest a 25% increase in the salaries of government employees up to BPS 18, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Monday.
The provincial budget document retrieved by News24 proposes a fixation of minimum monthly salary at Rs21,000.
The provincial government would present its fiscal budget 2021/22 on June 18.
A large amount of funds for the development of tourism, IT and energy sectors has been earmarked in the upcoming financial plan. Different packages for the welfare of women, minorities and old people would also be introduced in the budget.
KP Chief Minister Mehmood Khan said that the provincial budget would be tax-free and people’s friendly. He promised to form task force to ensure the implementation of minimum salary.
He informed that the federal government had made a committee on the profit generated by wind turbines. He said he would talk to Prime Minister Imran Khan on this matter.
He said that FATA was promised to be provided with Rs100 billion annually. He called upon the federal government to fulfil its promise to provide funds for the newly merged areas in the KP.
He criticized the Sindh government for bad governance saying the PPP had destroyed Sindh province. He lamented that the authorities were so corrupt over there that they mixed soil in the wheat.
On the free Sehat card, the chief minister said it was not easy to provide free health facilities to the entire population of the province.
Reporter Syed Azmat Ali Shah