Islamabad: The Federal Government has issued a notification of increasing the salaries of government employees by 20%, sources told Thursday. A formal notification has also been issued in this regard today.
Earlier, it was expected that the salaries would be increased by 25% in the annual budget for the year 2012-13 though 20% increase is also been welcomed by the federal employees.
The budget for the year 2012-2013 was announced on 1st June 2012, presented by Federal Minister for Finance, Mr. Abdul Hafeez Sheikh.
It is pertinent to mention here that this was the last budget by PPP government so they certainly try to provide relief to the ordinary people by raising salaries to get votes from government employees for the upcoming general elections.