Fawad Chaudhry Slams Punjab Govt For Increasing Salaries

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Fawad Chaudhry slams Punjab govt for increasing salaries

Taking to Twitter, the information minister said that Punjab government and Chief Minister House seem to be in dark about the austerity policies of federal government.

Lahore (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 14th March, 2019) Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry has criticised Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar for raising salaries of Punjab Assembly members.

Taking to Twitter, the information minister said that Punjab government and Chief Minister House seem to be in dark about the austerity policies of federal government.

“Seems Punjab Government and the CM House is in the dark about the PM and the federal Govt Austerity policies otherwise such sham exercise of awarding huge benefits to themselves would not have happened,” he wrote.

The Punjab Assembly on Wednesday unanimously passed a bill increasing the salary, allowances, perks and privileges to each legislator just in 24 hours.

According to the bill, MPA's salary and incentives have been increased from Rs83000 to Rs2 lac/month.

The basic salary has been raised from Rs18,000 to Rs80,000/month, daily allowance from Rs1000 to Rs4000/month and house rent from Rs29,000 to Rs50,000/month.

Besides this, the bill has fixed utility allowance from Rs6000 to Rs20,000/month and hospitality allowance from Rs10,000 to Rs20,000/month.

Under the bill, salaries of the speaker and deputy speaker have been increased to Rs260,000 and Rs245,000, respectively.

The chief minister will now draw Rs425,000 per month.

The salary of a minister has been increased to Rs275,000 and an MPA will now draw Rs195,000 per month.

Besides salary, each legislator will receive an additional amount of Rs50,000 per month as house rent. Former chief ministers, who do not have their own house in Lahore, would be given official residence in the provincial capital.

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