The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) Assembly once again increased the salaries of Chief Minister, cabinet members, provincial ministers, advisors, MPA’s, parliamentary secretary and special assistant.
- Chief Minister Pervez Khattak salary was increased from Rs. 40,000 to Rs. 200,000.
- Salary of Cabinet Members including ministers, secretary, and assistant was increased to Rs 180,000 from Rs 35,000.
- Member of Provincial Assembly (MPA’s) also received an increase of 450% and their salaries were increased from Rs. 18,000 to Rs. 80,000.
- Salary of Speaker of Provincial Assembly was also raised from Rs. 80,000 to Rs. 150,000. Deputy Speaker’s salary was increased from Rs. 54,000 to Rs. 145,000.
Chaired mtg of sr ldrship today & decided to reject the pay raise of parliamentarians by govt as being inappropriate & unjustified
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) May 26, 2016
The bill for increase in salaries was accepted by KPK assembly which has a majority from PTI, while PTI chairman previously opposed the increase of salaries in National Assembly which has a PMLN majority
Previously the salaries of Chief Ministers, MPA’s and others were also increased by PTI government and it’s the second time that the salaries were increased by 3 to 5 times.
KPK government is facing criticism that salaries are increased by huge margins while the performance of assembly remains the same. It was also observed that many members didn’t attend any sessions for many months.