Cabinet raises salaries of parliamentarians, ministers

Cabinet raises salaries of parliamentarians, ministers

Federal Cabinet News

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet has raised basic salaries of
parliamentarians, federal ministers and state ministers on
Wednesday, effective from October 1, 2016.

This approval came from the cabinet meeting held with Prime Minister
Muhammad Nawaz Sharif in the chair.

Speaking in the Senate, finance minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar also said today
he had fulfilled his commitment made in the National Assembly during the
budget session that salaries of the parliamentarians would be revised once
the Prime Minister returned from London after heart surgery.

The total financial impact would be Rs 450 million, he further added.

Dar also said with revision, the basic salary of a senator and member of the
National Assembly would be Rs 150,000, Senate Chairman and NA Speaker
Rs 200,500, and Senate Deputy Chairman and NA Deputy Speaker Rs 185,000.

Similarly, he also said the basic salary of a federal minister would be Rs 200,000
and minister of state Rs 180,000.

The minister further said the provision for salary raise was incorporated in the Finance Bill 2016-17.

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