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KP Assembly gives nod to increase MPs salaries

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Published: January 24, 2017 08:39 am

ISLAMABAD:  Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Tuesday approved two separate bills for enhancement in salaries of Chief Minister, Speaker, Deputy Speaker, Ministers and its members.

The Minister of Law Imtiaz Shahid introduced two bills including the KP Speaker, Deputy Speaker and Members (Salaries, Allowances and Privileges) (Amendment) Bill, 2017 and the KP Chief Minister, Ministers (Salaries, Allowances and Privileges) (Amendment) Bill, 2017 which were passed by the House.

These bills were taken as supplementary agenda during the first sitting of 22nd session and its copies were neither provided to observers and media persons covering the proceedings of the House nor updated on the website of KP Assembly till filing of this report at 2039 hours.  However, initial reports from the sources revealed that salary of the Speaker KP assembly has been raised from Rs80, 000 to Rs150,000, salary of the Deputy Speaker 54,000 to Rs145,000 and salary of the KP CM from Rs40,000 to Rs200,000.

Likewise, the salaries of ministers have been increased from Rs35,000 to Rs180,000 and  MPAs from Rs18,000 to Rs80,000. The bills further stated that this raise will be effective from July 1, 2016.

Meanwhile, the Law Minister introduced the KP Police Bill, 2017 which was also passed by the House. Chief Minister Pervez Khattak and Minister for Mines and Minerals Anisa Zeb Tahirkheli defended the bill while Leader of the Opposition Maulana Lutfur Rahman , PML-N parliamentary leader Sardar Aurangzeb Nalotha , PPPP lawmaker Fakhre Azam Wazirand ANP  lawmaker Sardar Hussain Babak objected this legislative proposal.

The House passed another bill – the Ehtesab Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2017 –which was also introduced by the Minister for Law.

 

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