Former finance minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s senior leader Miftah Ismail, apparently in an U-turn”, on Wednesday said since the salaries were raised a couple of months ago, the government is not raising them again.
In his maiden address as prime minister on the floor of the National Assembly, PM Shehbaz had announced an increase in salaries, pensions and the minimum wage for labourers.
“Since fed[eral] govt employees’ salaries were raised a couple of months ago, we are not raising them again,” Miftah wrote on his official Twitter handle, stating that it was not a “U-turn”. Miftah, however, said that the salary issues will be considered in the next budget. “Meanwhile we raised pensions of retired govt employees. I hope this clarifies any confusion,” he added.