PM disappointed over PA decision to raise pays, privileges of MPAs, ministers

ISLAMABAD, Mar 14 (APP):Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday expressed his disappointment over decision of Punjab Assembly to raise pays and privileges of MPAs, Ministers and especially
the Chief Minister.
In a twitter message, the Prime Minister said that once prosperity returned to Pakistan such a move would be justified, but “now when we do not have resources to provide basic amenities to all our people, this is untenable.”
The Punjab Assembly on Wednesday enhanced the salaries, perks and privileges of its members to more than double, after enacting the legislation in record haste, within 24 hours of tabling the bill concerned.
The unanimously-passed legislation was tabled as a private bill by treasury’s Ghazanfar Abbas Cheema on a private members day on Tuesday.