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Spokesman clarifies media reports on President’s salary increase

May 27, 2017
 

Pakistan candidate for the upcoming presidential election of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-N (PMLN), Mamnoon Hussain arrives to submits his nomination paper at the High Court in Islamabad on July 24, 2013. Pakistan's Supreme Court on July 24 revised the date for the presidential election, asking the election commission to hold it on July 30 instead of August 6. The court made the order as many of the lawmakers who will elect a replacement for President Asif Ali Zardari will be paying pilgrimages or offering special prayers on August 6 for the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, which ends a few days later.  AFP PHOTO /AAMIR QURESHI        (Photo credit should read AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images)

ISLAMABAD: The spokesperson of the President’s House Saturday contradicted media reports which said that after proposed increase in the federal budget, President’s salary would go up to Rs 1.6 million per month.

Rejecting the news item appeared in a section of press, the spokesperson said that at present, the President drew monthly salary of Rs 80,000 which made 960,000 per annum.

However, in the federal budget 2017-18, his salary has been proposed to be increased from Rs 80,000 to 130,000 per month which would make Rs 1.6 million as President’s total annual salary. – APP

 
 
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