Prime Minister Imran Khan approves pay raise for protesting government employees

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Prime Minister Imran Khan approves pay raise for protesting government employees
Prime Minister Imran Khan approves pay raise for protesting government employees

Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved an increase in the salaries of government employees a day after they protested in Islamabad.

Sources say a government negotiating team comprising Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid, Defence Minister Pervez Khattak, and Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan called on the premier Thursday.

In the meeting, the officials of the Ministry of Finance gave a briefing and detailed information about the burden on the national exchequer due to the increase in salaries.

Sources said the Prime Minister, after briefing the officials of the Ministry of Finance and the negotiating committee, approved the increase in the salaries of government employees, but this approval will also be sought from the Cabinet.

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