ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar on Friday announced a series of relief measures for the salaried class and pensioners.
While unveiling the Federal Budget 2023-24 at the National Assembly, the finance minister said that 35 percent adhoc relief allowance will be given to the federal government employees of scale 1 to 16 while 30 percent adhoc relief will be given to the employees of scale 17 and above.
Ishaq Dar said that the pension has been increased by 17.50 percent.
The minimum wage has been increased to Rs 32,000 from Rs 25,000.
The finance minister further announced that mileage allowance has been enhanced by 50 percent while additional charge/current charge/deputation allowance is being increased from Rs 12,000 to Rs 18,000.
Orderly allowance is being enhanced to Rs 25,000 from Rs 17,500.
There is a 100 percent increase in the special conveyance allowance for disabled raising the amount from Rs 2,000 to Rs 4,000.
Ishaq Dar said that constant attendant allowance military has been enhanced to Rs 14,000 from Rs 7,000.