Government servants welcome increase in perks

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ISLAMABAD, June 3 (APP): The government servants in the Federal capital on Friday welcomed the increase in perks and pensions announced by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Friday.

Recording reactions on the 10% increase on the running basic of the salaries of the government servants, a senior bureaucrat Muhammad Salim said “This is good increase and we welcome it.’

He said that the step for enhancement of pension of retired
government officials is appreciable as the government has also announced sizeable increase in the pensions of the senior citizens of 85 years and beyond.

He said enhancement of family pension is also a welcoming step taken by the government.

Another civil servant Muhammad Akram said that the government may take steps to check the activities of the profiteers and hoarders to arrest the illogical
trends of inflation.

He said the increase in perks is enough if the commodity
prices are frozen for the upcoming year.