National Assembly denies 530 Percent increase in President’s Salary

The ruling party moved a bill recently in National Assembly, bill called for the humongous increase of 530% in salary of President of Pakistan. However, the opposition stood tall against the bill, saying the federal government is proving to be unable to pay salaries to the teachers on government non permanent contract, how can they justify this salary increase after this.

Current President Mamnoon Hussain during a one to one meetingThe current salary for President of Pakistan is 133,333, which government was hoping to rev up to 846,550 through this bill. Last time president’s salary had been increased back in 2004 from previous 80,000.

This is however difficult to understand why government thought a humongous increase of 713,217 Rs (550%) is needed, specially when they are being revealed of all duties in just couple of days. This move should have been take either much earlier, they should have waited for next term to start and whoever would have been in power, would have dealt with this.

In my personal opinion this increase of 530% is some what justified after seeing the fact that salary was not increased for last 14 years. But than it comes to mind, why not gradual raised were given every year, instead of this, also by that logic, why the president which came in between had to work on those old set wages.

While rejecting the bill opposition added that we respect the president of the country but already billions are being spent on presidency, why this huge appraisal is needed. Some added the salary president must be tied to the salary of a Grade 22 officer and all appraisals must be given according to that.

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