Karachi: Murtaza Wahab, adviser to the Chief Minister of Law and Environment of Sindh Province, announced on Tuesday that the Cabinet of Sindh Province has approved a 20% increase in the salaries of government employees.
In a post on the social networking site Twitter, the consultant stated that local authorities have set the minimum wage in the province at 25,000. He said that the Sindh provincial government has not introduced new taxes in the budget.
The announcement comes as the Sindh provincial government is preparing to present a budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year at today’s provincial assembly, with expenditures exceeding 14,000 crore rupees.
The Sindh provincial government will propose a tax-free budget. According to government sources, in the annual budget, 222 billion rupees are earmarked for provincial development plans.
The provincial budget for 2021-22 proposes to increase the salaries of government employees by 20%, up to a maximum of 15 levels, and to increase pensions for retired employees by 10%.
According to sources, the minimum wage for workers is expected to be 25,000 rupees.
The provincial government will announce a special development plan for Karachi in the new budget and allocate 240 billion rupees to launch 10 new large-scale projects in this metropolis.
According to sources, the budget document proposes to allocate 55% of the development budget to education, health, and law and order.