| GEO Pakistan|
| Senate rejects one percent GST raise|
| Updated at: 1301 PST, Wednesday, June 16, 2010|
ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Wednesday recommended raise in government servants’ salary from 50 percent to 60 percent and rejected one percent increment in GST.
The recommendations approved by Senate have been sent to National Assembly.
Earlier, Chairman Senate standing committee for Finance Ahmad Ali presented report regarding amendments in finance bill of new budget. The report recommended 60 percent increment in salary of employees upto grade 16 and hike in minimum wages from Rs. 7,000 to Rs.9, 000.
In its recommendations, Senate body stated for restructuring of PIA, PEPCO,WAPDA, Steel Mills and Railway and running these institutions under public-private partnership, reduction in foreign tours and less than 10 members delegation in foreign tours. Among 235 proposals for amendments in budget, Senate has approved 74 and sent to National Assembly.