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PM Khan urges top earning businesses to increase salaries

On his Twitter handle, the prime minister appreciated Serene Air for responding to his call and making an announcement of a 44 percent pay increase of its low-paid employees. He also urged the top corporations who made record profits of Rs.950 bn to raise employees' salaries.

Prime Minister Imran Khan Saturday once again appealed to the top corporations in Pakistan to increase the salaries of their employees after registering a record profit worth Rs950 billion last year.

On his Twitter handle, the prime minister also appreciated Serene Air for responding to his call and making an announcement of a 44 percent pay increase of its low-paid employees.

“I appreciate Serene Air’s AVM Safdar(R) for responding to my call & announcing a pay rise of 44% for low-paid employees & 15-25% for other employees. I urge the top 100 corporations in Pak, who made record profits of Rs.950 bn in the last yr (year), to also raise their employees’ salaries,” he posted a tweet.

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In a previous tweet, the prime minister had also appreciated the president & CEO of a private TV channel for responding to his call and raising the salaries of employees.

PM Khan congratulates govt for achieving 5.37% GDP growth

A week ago, Prime Minister Imran Khan congratulated his government on achieving a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth of 5.37% for the financial year 2020-2021.

The premier took to his official Twitter handle to highlight the growth, claiming that the increase in GDP had led to the creation of substantial jobs, and a “rise in per capita income”.

PM Imran maintained that Pakistan’s economic reforms’ “success” has been recognised internationally, with Bloomberg predicting that Pakistan “will sustain high growth trajectory and employment levels”.

He further stated that since the outbreak of Covid-19, Pakistan “has been ranked amongst top [three] countries on [the] normalcy index”, which he claimed indicated the “saving” of jobs and lives.

The Economist recognised this in its latest normalcy index”, he said, attaching a picture from the magazine that placed Pakistan second on its normalcy index, measuring countries’ “activity”.

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Meanwhile, PM Imran said overseas Pakistanis are our precious asset and added the government has facilitated overseas Pakistanis through Roshan Digital Account.

Courtesy: APP with additional input by GVS