PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government in its annual budget for year 2022-23 on Monday announced a raise of 16 percent in salaries while 15% will be raised in pension.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Finance Minister Taimur Saleem Jhagra in his budget speech announced that a raise of 16 percent has been made in the salaries while 15 percent increase in pension of the provincial employees.
The raise was apart from the DRA allowance for the employees from grade-1 to grade 19. For police officials of grade 7 to grade 16, the Risk Allowance has been equalized to DRA Allowance.
Besides, the KP government also announced to raise the amount of ‘Shuhada Package’ of the martyrs.
Meanwhile, the KP Minister for Finance announced Rs50 million for transgender community to bring them into mainstream of life.
Presenting the financial budget 2022-23 in provincial assembly, the Minister said the government was committed to welfare of weak and vulnerable segments of society, adding that 100 million has been allocated in the budget for welfare of senior citizens for and Rs 450 for minorities.