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CM Punjab approves 25 percent special allowance for govt employees

Punjab special allowance

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has approved a 25 percent special allowance for government employees from June to remove disparity in salaries. 

On Thursday, Punjab Chief Minister Punjab chaired a special committee meeting at his office where he approved a 25 percent special stipend for government employees. The step was aimed to remove disparity in the salaries of government employees. He also suggested to give 10 or 15 percent allowance and finally directed to give 25 percent allowance.

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CM Punjab said that more than 7 lakh and 21 thousand provincial government employees of grade 1-19 will be granted special stipend whereas those already receiving special/executive allowance will not nor receive it. 

Provincial ministers Raja Basharat, Mian Aslam Iqbal, Hashim Jawan Bakht, Hussain Jahania Gardezi, and additional chief secretary and finance secretary also attended the meeting.  

CM then concluded that government employees are our confidants and government is resolute to resolve their genuine matters. The employees will also hear good news in the upcoming budget. He said, “govt employees are our companions: We will resolve their genuine issues.” 

CM slams past govts for ignoring remote areas of Punjab

Moreover, Provincial Finance Minister Hashim Jawan Bakht and MPAs Asif Majeed, Muhammad Shafi called on Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar at his office and discussed numerous issues. 

The CM said the wrong tradition of baseless distribution of funds has been done away with to help the remote areas, including the district of Rahimyar Khan, to benefit from the composite development process.  

He also said that the development package will give the surety of development of every district; and announced to visit Rahimyar Khan soon.  

He added that the present government is fully united and working under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan and no treachery will ever succeed.

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