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Federal ministers to contribute entire salaries for dams construction fund

ISLAMABAD: The caretaker federal ministers have announced to contribute their entire salaries as donation for Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand Dam Fund. The decision was taken during a cabinet held on Wednesday and the gesture was appreciated by Prime Minister retired Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk. The cabinet also recommended that federal government servants may contribute to the fund voluntarily and proposed that officials from Grade BPS-1 to 16 contribute one-day salary while those from BS-17 to BS-22 shall contribute two-days salary.…

Media proprietors in hot water- Supreme Court orders

LAHORE: Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has ordered the owners of various media channels to appear before the Supreme Court on Monday (today) to enlighten the basis of non-payment of salaries to their employees, and no implementation of his orders. A two-member bench headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar led the hearing. The chief justice issued the order at the Lahore registry of the Supreme Court on Sunday about non-payment of salaries by different media outlets. According to him, grave action would be taken against…

President Mamnoon gets hefty increase in his salary!

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on its farewell day approved a bill seeking massive increase in the salary of President Mamnoon Hussain as well as perks and privileges given to the Head of the State. Introduced by Minister for Parlia­mentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab Ahmed, the bill suggested that the president’s salary be increased to Rs846,550 from Rs133,333. The opposition had strongly oppos­ed the bill vehemently when it was tabled on May 24. But during the farewell session, the Opposition didn’t raise any hue and cry…

Abid Sher says Sheikh Rasheed to resign after taking salary

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Power Abid Sher Ali on Friday said Awami Muslim League (AML) chairman Sheikh Rasheed will resign only after drawing his salary for January, while Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders will not resign, ARY News reported. "He is waiting for the salary that he will get on January 30. He will resign after drawing his salary," he said talking to media. Addressing a rally attended by various opposition parties' leaders seeking justice for Model Town massacre victims, Sheikh Rasheed on…

Google breaks silence on hiring 16-year-old boy at Rs 1.4 crore salary

A news report in the Indian media created storm when it claimed that a 16-year-old boy Harshit Sharma was offered a job by Google and that too at Rs 1.4 crore  (Rs 14 million) salary. The news spread like wildfire prompting Google to issue clarification on the matter. The giant search engine giant denied any such report and said they don’t have a record of such 16-year-old boy. Google said: "Currently, we don't have any information on our records with respect to Harshit Sharma's candidacy." Moreover, the…

Ishaq Dar approves disbursement of one month’s salary for PSM employees

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar as Chairman Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) has given anticipatory approval for immediate disbursement of one month's salary to PSM employee. The salary will be paid before advent of Ramadan, the minister directed. The decision he said has been taken on compassionate grounds and to facilitate the employees of PSM in the holy month of Ramadan. The matter shall be put up at next meeting of ECC, seeking regularization of the approval. Read More: ECC approves 3…