PM Imran Khan disappointed by raise in pay, privileges of Punjab MPAs
LAHORE (92 News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed disappointment over an increase in the salaries and privileges of the Punjab MPAs, ministers and chief minister.
In a tweet, he said that once prosperity returns to Pakistan such a move could be justified.
“But now when we do not have resources to provide basic amenities to all our people, this is untenable,” he said.
I am extremely disappointed by decision of Punjab Assembly to raise pays & privileges of MPAs, Ministers & esp CM. Once prosperity returns to Pak such a move cld be justified, but now, when we do not have resources to provide basic amenities to all our people, this is untenable
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) March 14, 2019
Meanwhile, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Ch said that it seems the Punjab government and the CM House is in the dark about the PM and the federal government’s austerity policies otherwise such sham exercise of awarding huge benefits to themselves would not have happened.
Seems Punjab Government and the CM House is in the dark about the PM and the federal Govt Austerity policies otherwise such sham exercise of awarding huge benefits to themselves would not have happened…
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) March 14, 2019
Opposing the raise in salaries, Punjab Minister for Sports Taimoor Bhatti said those contesting the elections need not the increase in their salaries.
On the other hand, Punjab Assembly Deputy Speaker Dost Mazari has a termed the step to increase the salaries of the Punjab parliamentarians as the best one. “The increase in salaries is not a wrong step. The bill has been passed on the demand of the members,” he said.
Meanwhile, Punjab Governor Ch Muhammad Sarwar has decided to consul Prime Minister Imran Khan before signing the bill.