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2022-02-15 17:14:00

Federal Minister for Info and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry. — Screengrab

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Info and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry on Tuesday introduced that in line with the announcement by Prime Minister Imran Khan, the federal cupboard has authorised a 15% increase in the salaries of the civil armed forces and 15% disparity allowance for federal staff from grade one to 19.

Addressing a press convention after the cupboard assembly in Islamabad, the minister mentioned that the Federal Board of Income (FBR) couldn’t recuperate Rs3,000 billion as a result of ongoing circumstances in courts.

“FBR is unable to recover money due to stay orders,” Fawad mentioned, clarifying that the PTI-led authorities respects all establishments and works along with them.

‘There is no doubt that the price of petrol will increase’

The federal minister reiterated “there is no doubt that the price of petroleum products will increase further.”

Nonetheless, he added that the choice concerning the value of petrol doesn’t depend upon the cupboard as it’s depending on different elements.

‘Vaccine dilemma’

Talking concerning the provincial vaccine dilemma, Fawad mentioned that the Sindh chief minister had requested the federal authorities to import vaccines for them.

“Sindh government has not even spent a single dollar on vaccines and all vaccines were provided by the federal government,” he mentioned, including that regardless of that, the quantity of individuals vaccinated in Karachi is relatively very much less.

He additional added that $725 million have been acquired from worldwide establishments for the acquisition of vaccines, stating that vaccines price $2.5 billion have already been administered to individuals.

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