Bill For Pay Raise Of MPAs Was Against PTI's Ideology: Naeemul Haque

Bill for pay raise of MPAs was against PTI's ideology: Naeemul Haque

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Political Affairs, Naeem ul Haque, on Thursday said the bill approved by the Punjab Assembly regarding pay raise of the lawmakers was contrary to the ideology of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)

ISLAMABAD (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News / NNI - 14th March, 2019) Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Political Affairs, Naeem ul Haque, on Thursday said the bill approved by the Punjab Assembly regarding pay raise of the lawmakers was contrary to the ideology of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).In a statement, Haque said the Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar was made to feel that pay raise bill was a wrong step.

Under the directives of the prime minister, chief minister Punjab was directed to withdraw the bill.He was of the view that PM Khan was extremely disappointed on the move and took strong notice of the development.Earlier in the day, the prime minister expressed deep disappointment over the decision of Punjab Assembly which had passed a bill increasing salaries and privileges to the provincial lawmakers including chief minister.

In his Twitter message, PM Khan said, he was extremely disappointed by the decision of Punjab Assembly' regarding raise in salaries and privileges of the Members of Provincial Assembly (MPAs), other minister and especially the chief minister.Continuing his sharp criticism indiscriminately against the provincial lawmakers, he termed the development as untenable' move by legislators amid the deteriorated economic situation when we do not have resources to provide basic amenities to all our people'.He added that the increase in perks and pays could only be justified when prosperity returns to the country.

NNI

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