Finance Minister denies that he made statement in National Assembly that there is no proposal to consider increase in pay and pension of government employees
Islamabad, March 27, 2014 (PPI-OT): Reference news item, published in a section of press, quoting Finance Minister that there is no proposal to consider increase in the pay and pension of the government employees.
The Finance Minister has categorically denied that he has made any statement to this effect in the National Assembly. However, in a written reply to a question by an Honourable Member National Assembly, the Ministry of Finance had stated that “presently no such proposal was under consideration”.
The Finance Minister has stated that the budget preparation for the fiscal year 2014-15 has just started and the decision regarding pay and pension is made at the time of budget finalization by the Cabinet which in generally holds its meeting around end May or beginning of June.
However, he said that increase in pay and pension is always decided keeping in view the inflation, resource envelop and other factors. He added that in line with the past practice, our Government will also take the decision about the increase in pay and pension before the announcement of budget for 2014-15, in early June 2014.
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