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.