RAWALPINDI: A few Pakistan Army departments have announced that they would donate their salaries “to support national efforts in the fight against COVID-19,” a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Tuesday.
According to the ISPR, scientists, engineers and employees of the National Command Authority (NCA) and Strategic Plans Division (SPD) have contributed their salaries according to their pay scale which are as follows:
- Employees of Special Pay Scale 11-14 – 3 days
- Employees of Special Pay Scale 8-10 – 2 days
- Employees of Special Pay Scale 1-7 – 1 day
Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Nadeem Raza also contributed his one month’s pay, the ISPR added.
PM Imran while announcing his government’s road map on Monday emphasised the need for donations and charity saying the country is facing challenge of coronavirus along with poverty.
Earlier this month, DG ISPR Major-General Babar Iftikhar told the media that army officers including army chief and soldiers had also donated their salaries in the COVID-19 fund.