Chief Justice’s Salary 750% Higher Than Prime Minister’s in Pakistan
The details of the monthly salaries paid to the members of the assembly including the president, prime minister, federal ministers, federal secretary, and salary of the Chief Justice of Pakistan have been presented in the Public Accounts Committee of the National Assembly.
The document revealed that the monthly salary of the Chief Justice of Pakistan is 15 lakh 27 thousand 399 rupees while the salary of the Prime Minister is 2 lakh 1 thousand 574 rupees. Thus, the monthly salary of the Chief Justice is 750% more than the salary of the Prime Minister.
Interestingly, the salary of the federal ministers is also more than the salary of the Prime Minister i.e. 3 lakh 38 thousand rupees.
According to the document provided to the Public Accounts Committee, the monthly salary of the President of Pakistan is Rs.
The salary of other Supreme Court judges is 14 lakh 70 thousand 711 rupees while the monthly salary of a 22-grade federal secretary is 5 lacks 91 thousand 475 rupees.
The Public Accounts Committee members demanded that the record of allowances along with salaries should be submitted to know how much salaries and allowances the legislators have and what the salaries and allowances of those sitting above the law are.
The Chairman Public Accounts Committee has also sought the records of the privileges given to the Chief Justice, Prime Minister, Ministers, and officers of all other high institutions.
Sheikh Rohail Asghar, a member of the Public Accounts Committee, says that the members of the assembly pay taxes from their salary, pay the rent of their official residence, electricity and gas bills. ‘Do even those who