As the country faces rising inflation, PPP Leader and Former President Asif Ali Zardari have advised the federal government to increase the minimum wage for labourers from Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 35, 000.
He urged his coalition partner, PMN-N, to do so in order to provide the labor class with much-needed relief.
It should be noted that the minimum wage in Sindh is also Rs. 25,000, and the ruling party of the former President has made no decision to raise it at the provincial level.
Previously, the Sindh High Court (SHC) ordered the Sindh government to pay sanitary workers in government departments a minimum wage of Rs. 25,000 after they filed a petition alleging underpayment.
Previously, on 5 January, the Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI), a tool used to assess the prices of essential items, recorded short-term inflation of 30.6% year on year (YoY). Following that, the dollar exchange rate and petroleum prices skyrocketed, implying further inflation.