Jun 15

Dar announces 10% increase Govt employees’ salaries

Ishaq Dar1Islamabad: Federal Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar has announced to raise salaries of government employees by 7 to 10 percent following recommendations of committee, say media reports.

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar had constituted a committee to review the possibility of an increase in the salaries of government servants on late Thursday.

PML-N budget was widely criticised for not giving any salary raise or incentives to the public while the prices of all commodities including milk, sugar, cigarettes, petrol, diesel and CNG were raised because of the raise in the GST.

The government had not increased any salary in the budget announcement that had created unrest among the government servants and lower grade employees of the public sector.

On Saturday, Dar said raise in salary of government employees would be effective from July 01.