PM stops Punjab Governor from signing MPAs’ salary raise summary

LAHORE – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday directed to halt the summary seeking raise in the salaries of MPAs, ministers and Chief Minister.

Details suggest that the premier has barred Punjab Governor from signing the summary. He has also directed to recall Chief Minister Usman Buzdar in the House.

PM Khan has ordered to review the decision granting lifetime incentives to the chief minister while restricting it to a period of three months.

The premier has termed the decision of providing residence to the chief minister for lifetime ‘incorrect’.

Following the directions, it was decided to exclude the clause pertaining to the provision of incentives to Chief Minister. The clause will be ruled out by legal means through an amendment.

The provincial government has also admitted that the clause was irrelevant and have agreed to eliminate it.

Earlier, Prime Minister expressed dismay over the increase in salaries of MPAs, ministers and Chief Minister Usman Buzdar of the Punjab Assembly.

He took to Twitter and stated, “I am extremely disappointed by decision of Punjab Assembly to raise pays and privileges of MPAs, ministers and especially CM.”

“Once prosperity returns to Pakistan such a love could be justified, but now, when we do not have resources to provide basic amenities to all our people, this is untenable,” he added.

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