The Punjab caretaker administration on Thursday increased the minimum pay for unskilled workers from Rs25,000 to Rs32,000 per month, providing a breath of comfort for the workforce amid surging inflation.
The interim administration has raised the minimum monthly wage by Rs7,000, according to a notification.
The minimum pay for government employees was increased to Rs25,000 by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in April of last year during his first statement in the National Assembly as the leader of the government. He also disclosed a 10% boost in the military and civil pensions for retirees.
The Punjab government set the minimum salary at Rs25,000 on April 22 as a result of his announcement.
Asif Ali Zardari, a former president and co-chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), proposed on January 31, 2023, that the coalition government raise the minimum wage to Rs35,000.
Zardari has stated that the government should be in charge of deciding how much workers should be paid.
He had stated that the government was in charge of helping the employees and that significant action needed to be taken to solve the issues that the majority of people were facing.