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Budget : Increase in Salaries, Pension

PESHAWAR: The Federal Government employees and pensioners in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa here Friday welcomed the record increase in salaries and pensions in the historic budget 2023-24.

The office bearers of clerks association in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa hailed 35 percent increase in the salaries of employees of the Federal Government from Grade 1-16 and 30 percent of employees of grade 17 and above as ad-hoc relief in the budget 2023-24.

Misal Khan, Information Officer (Retd) also welcomed a 17.5 percent increase in the pension of all federal government employees. He also appreciated 100 percent increase in the special allowance of the employees.

Fazal Rabi, a former employee of the Pakistan Railways, Riazul Haq, ex PST teacher and Qaiser Khan, a retired employee of PESCO welcomed the massive increase in pensions and salaries of the Federal Government employees that would benefit millions of them.

They said it was a historic relief given by a Federal Government to its price-stricken employees after a long time.

They appreciated Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, Ishaq Dar and their financial team for presenting a historic tax-free budget in which no new tax were imposed.

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M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.

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