Imran Khan govt showers Kashmir with generous allowances

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Muzaffarabad - The allowances would be paid on a monthly basis along with the salary.


Published: Tue 17 Sep 2019, 6:43 AM

Last updated: Tue 17 Sep 2019, 1:41 PM

With Pakistan-administrated Kashmir becoming the cynosure of the Imran Khan government following Islamabad's focus on Jammu and Kashmir after its special status was revoked and amid warnings of India taking over Kashmir, the provincial government in Muzaffarabad on Monday announced generous monthly allowances for its employees.
The Finance Department announced a generous monthly Utility Allowance for officers of the Civil Secretariat, ranging from Rs10,000 to Rs20,000, depending on their payscale.
In another move, a Special Allowance of 50 per cent of the minimum of basic pay scale of 2017 was announced for officials of the Civil Secretariat, for all officers - from the payscale of 1 to 20.
The allowances would be paid on a monthly basis along with the salary, the Finance Department announced. It clarified that the allowances would not be paid to those officers of the Secretariat who are posted outside Pakistan-administrated Kashmir, are on long leave or were availing of some other special allowance.
The announcement of generous financial allowances comes days after Imran Khan on Friday held a 'Jalsa' in Muzaffarabad in support of Kashmir.

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