Hamza Shehbaz Slams Increase In MPAs' Salaries, Perks

Hamza Shehbaz slams increase in MPAs' salaries, perks

Leader of the Opposition in Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz Saturday criticized the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government's move to increase salaries and perks of members of Punjab Assembly

LAHORE (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News / NNI - 16th March, 2019) Leader of the Opposition in Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz Saturday criticized the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government's move to increase salaries and perks of members of Punjab Assembly.Speaking to reporters on the premises of the accountability court where he turned up for hearing of Ramzan Sugar Mills case against him and his father, he said he opposed the increase in the MPAs' salaries and perks."The government doesn't have funds for electricity and gas yet it has increased salaries," he said.Slamming the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government's move, he said that the government has been complaining of lack of funds and on other hand it has increased salaries of the provincial lawmakers.He added that he opposed the increase in the MPAs' salaries and perks.

"The government doesn't have funds for electricity and gas yet it has increased salaries," Shehbaz armarked.Earlier, on March 14, Prime Minister Imran Khan had expressed deep disappointment at the Punjab government's decision to increase salaries and perks of the provincial lawmakers including the chief minister.In a tweet, PM Khan said, he was extremely disappointed' at the decision of Punjab Assembly regarding increase in salaries and privileges of the MPAs, ministers and the chief minister."I am extremely disappointed by decision of Punjab Assembly to raise pays & privileges of MPAs, Ministers & esp CM.

Once prosperity returns to Pak such a move cld be justified, but now, when we do not have resources to provide basic amenities to all our people, this is untenable." NNI

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