PESHAWAR: Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Ameer Haider Khan Hoti on Saturday announced an increase of 50 per cent in the basic salary of officers and jawans of the police force.
Speaking at a gathering of police officers at Police Lines in Peshawar, Hoti appreciated the work done by police in the province.
“Looking at your strength, services, sacrifices and in view of your needs, it is my honour to announce that the monthly basic salary of each and every officer and jawan of the police force has been increased by 50 percent,” the chief minister saod.
Earlier last year, while announcing the budget, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Finance Minister, Humayun Khan had announced that the salaries of the government employees would be raised by 50 per cent and pension of retired employees would be raised by 15 to 20 per cent from July 1 2010.
(Published in “Express Tribune” on Saturday, January 15, 2011)