Why Pakistan PM Imran Khan is 'extremely disappointed'
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday expressed his disappointment over the decision of the Punjab Assembly to raise pays and privileges for MPAs, ministers and especially the Chief Minister.
In a tweet, the Khan 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 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.
I am extremely disappointed by decision of Punjab Assembly to raise pays & privileges of MPAs, Ministers & esp CM. Once prosperity returns to Pak such a move cld be justified, but now, when we do not have resources to provide basic amenities to all our people, this is untenable- Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) March 14, 2019
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