PESHAWAR: In an unusual development the KP Assembly has raised the pay and perks of its lawmakers for the second time in the current tenure.
The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Assembly on Tuesday increased monthly salaries of the chief minister, his cabinet members, as well as other MPAs by adopting three separate bills.
After the raise, the CM’s salary increased from Rs40,000 to Rs200,000 while the salary of each cabinet member – including minister, adviser, special assistant and parliamentary secretary – was raised from Rs35,000 per month to Rs180,000 per month.
Salaries of the speaker and deputy speaker were also increased from Rs80,000 to Rs150,000 and from Rs54,000 to Rs145,000, respectively.
The monthly salary of each MPA was increased from Rs18,000 to Rs80,000 via separate amendment bill tabled and passed from the assembly the same day.