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Tuesday December 07, 2021

Salary talk

November 27, 2016

This refers to the editorial, ‘Parliament pay’ (Nov 26). The attitude of the information minister, Mariyum Aurangzeb, was such that I almost expected her to say, “We could have increased our salaries five times, you should be glad it’s only one and a half times our previous salaries”. She and her colleagues should be told that in India, lawmakers are paid Rs52,000 per month – amounting to $720 – while our parliamentarians will now be paid Rs150,000 – equivalent to $1,430. So, instead of increasing their salaries, our lawmakers should learn from their counterparts in India.

Shakir Lakhani

Karachi