Keeping in view of the current inflation in the country, the Punjab government on Thursday increased the minimum monthly salary of employees from Rs25,000 to Rs32,000.
The Punjab government issued a notification in this regard.
Separately, Sindh Labour and Human Resources Minister Saeed Ghani had called for fixing a minimum monthly salary of Rs 44,000 for Sindh employees.
The provincial minister expressed these views at a pre-budget meeting in the Sindh Assembly two weeks ago.
“Sindh has already increased the minimum monthly pay from Rs 17,500 to Rs 25,000, and further changes are required to meet the record inflation as Pakistan is facing a huge economic crisis,” he added.
In a bid to sustain their poor families, Saeed Ghani said the workers should get wage raise and he also urged the employers, industrialists, and laborers to secure a reasonable minimum wage agreement.
Out of the more than 600,000 members of the Sindh Workers’ Social Security Institution (SESSI), over 100,000 employees in Sindh already received the Benazir Mazdoor Card (BMC), said the provincial minister.