Punjab CM surrenders hike in salary, lifetime privileges

Punjab CM surrenders hike in salary, lifetime privileges
Lahore: After severe backlash, Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Usman Buzdar on Thursday backtracked and surrendered hike in his salary and lifetime privileges.

The move came after PM Khan expressed indignation and stated that he was extremely disappointed on increase in pays and privileges of the Punjab Assembly’s lawmakers.

Speaker Punjab Assembly removed the clause pertaining to hike in salary of the CM. The corrected bill has been forwarded to CM House.

The Punjab Assembly on Wednesday unanimously approved a bill seeking increment in the salaries and compensation of the members of the assembly.