Two months back the news circulated that Senate’s Standing Committee on Finance and Revenue has suggested increasing government employees’ salaries and pensions by 20% in Budget 2017-2018. Usually every year the increase in government salaries and pensions is by 10%. Well, the news was that it has been approved but we don’t really trust the statements and suggestions unless a practical implementation is seen.
Must read: Budget of Azad Jammu & Kashmir 2017-2018
This month many retired and currently working government officers were surprised as they saw their bank accounts. Instead of 10%, their pays were increased by 20%. Quite a pleasant news just before Eid ul Azha.