South Punjab Secretariat employees to get double salaries

By: News Desk      Published: 12:54 PM, 17 Sep, 2020
South Punjab Secretariat employees to get double salaries

The provincial cabinet committee on finance decided that the officials working at the South Punjab Secretariat would get double salaries, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Thursday.

As the committee approved a special package for those serving at the new secretariat, those receiving the executive allowance will get 75 percent of their basic pay as an additional amount.

Moreover, an amount of Rs84 million has also be approved by the committee for house rent.

Earlier this month, a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan had decided that the South Punjab Secretariat would start functioning from Oct 15.   

Separately, Punjab IGP Inam Ghani has sent a summary to Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, which suggests three senior police officials for the post of South Punjab Additional IGP. In this connection, a notification would be issued after the chief minister finalises the name.

The names of Ghulam Rasool Zahid, Captain (retd) Zafar Iqbal and Azhar Hamid Khokhar have been recommended in the summary.

Ghani made the recommendations after the post fell vacant due his appointment as the provincial police chief. He was previously serving as the South Punjab Additional IGP.

Qaisar Khokhar reported this news item for 24NewsHD TV channel.