PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan on Wednesday announced an increase of 25 percent in the salaries of provincial government employees.
“The enhancement in salaries will be applicable from 1st June this year”, Mahmood Khan added.
Addressing a press conference along with provincial cabinet members Taimur Saleem Jhagra, Shaukat Yousafzai and Kamran Bangash, the mhief minister said that in addition, an ad hoc relief will also be given to government employees in the upcoming budget.
Earlier, Mahmood Khan also announced an increase of Rs4,000 in the minimum monthly wages of daily wagers from the upcoming financial year thus fixing it on Rs21,000 from the existing Rs17,000 per month.
He said the provincial government fulfilled its promise of salary increase even before the budget of new financial year adding that despite the financial crisis due to the prevailing corona pandemic, provincial government has decided to increase the salaries of government employees substantially.
He stated that the incumbent government was taking all possible measures to give maximum relief to the vulnerable segments of society, and it would continue to take such measures in future as well.