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Sindh proposes up to 35% hike in government employees’ salaries

A trader counts Pakistani rupee notes at a currency exchange booth in Peshawar, on December 3, 2018. — Reuters
A trader counts Pakistani rupee notes at a currency exchange booth in Peshawar, on December 3, 2018. — Reuters
  • CM Murad unveils provincial budget of Rs2.2 trillion for financial year 2023-24.
  • Finance bill proposes increasing minimum wage to Rs35,550.
  • Also proposes hike in pensions by 17.5% in the provincial budget.


The Sindh government has proposed increasing government employees’ salaries by up to 35% in the provincial budget for fiscal year 2023-24.

Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah made the announcement on Saturday as he tabled a provincial budget of Rs2.2 trillion for the financial year 2023-24 with a development outlay of Rs700.1 billion, which centers around the rehabilitation of flood-affected people and provides social protection to the poor people of the province.

The chief minister proposed increasing the salaries of government employees of grade 1-16 by 35% and officers of grade 17 and above by 30%.

The provincial finance bill also recommended 17.5% hike in the pensions and proposed increasing minimum wage to Rs35,550.

A day earlier, the federal cabinet approved increasing the salaries of government employees up to 35% in the federal budget for fiscal year 2023-24.

The Centre also okayed the proposal to increase the pension by 17.5% for the next fiscal year.

It has been suggested to increase the salaries for employees of grades 1-16 by 35% while 30% for those above grade 17.

However, the federal government proposed increasing the minimum wage to Rs32,000.