First big U - Turn of the PML N government

First big U - Turn of the PML N government

In an apparent "U-turn" from Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif's announcement of an increase in salaries of government employees, former finance minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz's senior leader Miftah Ismail on Wednesday said since the salaries were raised a couple of months ago, the government is not raising them again.

In his maiden address as prime minister on the floor of the National Assembly, PM Shehbaz had announced an increase in salaries, pensions and the minimum wage for labourers.

He said the PTI-led government left the country’s economy in tatters with the current account deficit and other economic indicators “worsening”.