Pak PM receives Rs 1,40, 000 per month while senators are paid Rs 4 lakh each.
Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi draws lesser salary than the legislators, ministers and judges, official data suggests.
Record showed the Premier receives Rs 140, 000 per month inclusive of all allowances and exclusive of the taxes. However, each senator is paid Rs 400, 000, each member of the National Assembly Rs 350, 000, federal ministers 235, 000 and state minister Rs 215, 000.
The monthly package of Supreme Court judges is Rs 900, 000 exclusive of the allowances, receiving ten times more than the premier. They also have the benefit of lifetime pension which is reduced by 50 percent if paid to the widow. Surprisingly, the Prime Minister does not even have any such advantage.
Not only this, the monthly income of the Prime Ministers around the world is also much higher than the Pakistani premier.
The Indian Prime Minister’s monthly salary is PKR 3 million, China’s President is paid PKR 220, 0000, Egypt’s President PKR 700, 000 whereas the President of Maldives, a smaller South Asian country, is paid PKR 700, 000. Analysts suggest that fairly fixed salary affects the working ability of any employee because financial relief eliminates numerous problems.
They believed, if a Prime Minister is free from financial worries, he can perform his work in a much better way. On the contrary, if during tenure the PM has to fulfill his financial needs through other means or employment, then indeed it may affect the efficiency.
Nowadays, it is a usual practice that those acquiring top position in Pakistani private sector are paid Rs one million per month or more. While the salaries of the employees of government corporations and their consultants also take the seven digit mark.