The issue of Punjab MPAs' salaries being increased became a hot topic on Thursday after Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed his disappointment with them for not adhering to his austerity drive. But a lot of MPAs believe they are underpaid. MPA Hina Pervez Butt said MPAs should be given a good package, because right now their salaries are quite low. This was seconded by MPA Saeeda Sohail, who said compared to other provinces, Punjab MPAs were paid very little. We’ve just made it equal to other provinces, she said. Another PML-N MPA said the salaries of Punjab MPAs are very little compared to other provinces. But Sports Minister Rai Taimur said that the salaries are fine. The people who won the elections could manage on this, he said.
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