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Apka rejects 10% raise, demands 50% increase

Association of Public Employees (APKA) has refused the proposal of Finance Minister Ishaq Dar to increase salaries of government employees by 10%. Apka instead demanded increase of 50% for its members.

Ishaq Dar while briefing the Senate Standing Committee on Finance informed that each 1% increase in the salaries cost the exchequer over Rs. 2.3 billion. He said that he has offered 10% increase in salaries after getting an inflation report which was reported to be 7.5%. Based on this inflation he said that 10% increase is justified and he will come under pressure to revise it any further.

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