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Govt trashes rumours about hike in president’s monthly salary

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has denied all the rumors and media reports that the President of Pakistan has received a massive hike in his monthly salary after the announcement of Budget 2017-18, ARY News reported. In a statement issued here on Saturday, the government categorically rejected the impression that the pay of the president has been increased to Rs. 1.6 million per month. "It is clarified that in the current financial year monthly salary of the President is Rs. 80,000 per month i.e. Rs. 960,000 year…

Full Speech: Finance Minister presents Budget 2017-18

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Friday presented the budget for the upcoming fiscal year 2017-18 with a total outlay of Rs 5.31 trillion. Here is the full text of his speech at National Assembly Mr. Speaker 1. Today I present the fifth consecutive budget of the PML(N) government with Allah’s (SW) blessings and mercy. Mr. Speaker, 2. It is for the first time that a fifth consecutive budget is being presented by the same Prime Minister and Finance Minister. This is reflection of strengthening of democracy…