MPs take few minutes to raise their salary manifold

Staff Reporter

Islamabad—Government and Opposition put their disagreements aside and seemed unified over raise in salaries as National Assembly has unanimously approved tenfold increase in wages and benefits for parliamentarians within few minutes on Thursday.
Increase in parliamentarians’ pay reached to 2,00,000 from 71,000, and Rs 4,00,000 has been placed for NA Speaker and Chairman Senate while Rs 3,50,000 has been approved for deputy speaker and deputy chairman.
Other than that, with respect to utility allowance, office maintenance and constituency allowance Rs 2,00,000 and 20,000 has also been allotted for parliamentarians.
Members will be awarded with IT equipment allowance of Rs 3,00,000 per year.

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