Firdous announces 8th Interim Wage Board Award for media workers

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APP46-19 ISLAMABAD: June 19 - Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting, Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan addressing a press conference at PID Media Centre. APP photo by Saleem Rana

ISLAMABAD, Jun 19 (APP):Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Wednesday announced 8th Interim Wage Board Award leadership of media workers.
Addressing a press conference here flanked by the leadership of media workers here, she said 325 percent increase equal to Rs 8,500 had been proposed for special grade, 306 percent equal to Rs 6,500 for grade 1-4, and 355 percent equal to Rs 5,000 for grade 5-8.
Dr Firdous said it was a step forward towards the permanent award, which would be announced soon. The interim award was being announced with the consensus of all the stakeholders, she added.
She said Prime Minister Imran Khan was committed to provide due rights to the workers and the government’s decision to fix minimum wage of Rs 17,500 was a proof of that.