No pay raise for govt employees in federal budget 2013-14


ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet has decided not to raise the salary of government employees in the federal budget 2013-14.

A meeting of the federal cabinet, held in Islamabad with Prime Minister Sharif in the chair to review the budgetary proposals and to give formal approval to the budget for the next financial year, approved the draft of the federal budget 2013-14.

“We cannot afford to increase the salaries of government workers under the prevailing circumstances,” Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said.

Later, the Finance Minister presented Pakistan’s federal budget for the year 2013-14 in the National Assembly, estimating the total budget outlay at Rs3.985 trillion.


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