Budget 2017 18; Govt Employees, Pensioners Get 10% Increase

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ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Friday while unveiling the Federal Budget 2017-18 announced a 10% increase in the salaries of government employees.

Dar further announced 10% increase in the pension of retired employees, adding that ad-hoc allowance will also be given on basic salary of government employees.

The finance minister said the budget recommends an increase in allowances for Pakistan Navy while it also recommended to add fixed allowance of Rs8000 for FC personnel.

Dar said that first part of the allowance had already been disbursed in March, while the second part would be given on July 1, 2017 and the third part would be paid on July 1, 2018

The finance minister added that minimum wage for unskilled workers has been raised from Rs14,000 to Rs15,000.

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