ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar Saturday announced to raise salaries of government employees by 10 percent following recommendations of the committee tasked to review its feasibility, Geo News reported.
Finance Minister Ishaq Dar had constituted a committee to review the possibility of an increase in the salaries of government servants on late Thursday.
The committee proposed 7.5 percent raise in the salaries, however, Dar said the government has increased it by 10 percent.
The PML-N budget was widely criticized for not raising the salaries of government employees, while the prices of all commodities including milk, sugar, cigarettes, petrol, diesel and CNG were raised because of the raise in the GST.
Senator Dar said the raise in salaries of government employees would be effective from July 01.