Govt approves a 25 per cent increase in salaries of federal employees

News Desk

The government has approved a 25 per cent increase in the salaries of federal employees on an “ad-hoc” basis a day after the capital saw tear gas shelling amid protests by hundreds of government employees.

This has been announced by the Federal Minister for Defence Pervez Khattak while addressing a press conference in Islamabad on Thursday along with Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed and Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan.

Pervaiz Khattak further stated that it would be added to the pay scales in the budget that will be announced in June. He said it had decided upon the process of upgradation for all government employees which would be carried out after the budget announcement in June.

The Defence Minister has said that a decision on increasing salaries based on time-scale approval had also been taken. He said a policy would be made for it and a procedure would be set, because the one who works harder should get more opportunities than the one who is lazy and doesn’t work hard. He added that implementation of this decision would also take place after the new budget was announced.

While addressing the demands of provincial organisations, the Defence Minister made it clear that Prime Minister Imran Khan had given instructions to the committee to resolve their issues and reach decisions with them.

“Provincial governments would be given directions so they can sit with the organisations and solve their issues at the provincial level,” he added.

On the occasion, Interior Minister said negotiations were successful with the cooperation of employees from grades 1 to 19.

He said that he is thankful to workers and Defence Minister for the solution of this problem.