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PML-N MPA seeks pay raise for govt employees.

LAHORE -- The Punjab Assembly has been moved for 50 percent raise in salaries of employees and fixing non-skilled workers' minimum wages at Rs30,000 per month.

PML-N lawmaker Azma Zahid Bukhari submitted a resolution with the provincial assembly secretariat here on Wednesday, pointing out that prices of vegetables, fruits, lentils, sugar and tariffs of power, gas and petrol have skyrocketed and there seemed no end to the trend.

On the other hand, she said, the government had suggested a raise of just 10pc in the salaries of government servants which doesn't commensurate with the prevailing inflation rate.

She suggested the government should announce at least 50pc increase in salaries and fix minimum wages of non-skilled workers at Rs30,000 per month. She also demanded that no tax should be levied on daily use items in the budget.

Hina Pervaiz Butt, also a PML-N legislator, has submitted another resolution against collection of tuition fees by private schools for summer vacation.

She said in the document that the private school owners were forcing parents to deposit fees for summer months when the institutions would remain closed. It was in violation of the Supreme Court orders in this respect, while the government was playing the role of a silent spectator, she deplored.

She demanded the government should implement the apex court orders on school fees and cancel registration of the institutions whose owners refused to comply with the orders.

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Publication:Dawn (Karachi, Pakistan)
Date:May 30, 2019
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