Shehbaz Sharif demands 10pc raise in salaries of govt employees

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LAHORE:      Opposition leader in the National Assembly Mian Shehbaz Sharif has demanded of the Punjab government to give at least 10 percent raise in salaries of the government employees.
He said that the government decision to not raise salaries, especially of the low-scale employees is an unacceptable decision.
According to media reports, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif, in his response to budget presented by the federal government, said that PML-N, during its tenure had raised salaries of the government employees and provided them housing allowance and other benefits.
He further said that inflation has crossed all its limits and health expenditure has also increased aimed the pandemic, adding no increase in salaries of the government employees in such circumstances is unjust.
The PML-N leader further said that there are no program include in the budget to create jobs and reduce poverty in the country. Budget does not include any program that provides relief to farmers, despite the fact that the agricultural sector is in decline of 2.9 percent, he added.