Premier Imran Khan on Saturday urged the top 100 firms in Pakistan to raise the wages of their employees, as well as the compensation of their shareholders.
On Twitter, the premier Imran Khan thanked Serene Air CEO Air Vice Marshal(R) Muhammad Safdar Khan for answering his request and announcing a pay increase of 44 percent for low-wage employees and 15-25 percent for other employees in response to his appeal to increase pay for all employees.
“I ask the top 100 firms in Pakistan, which generated record profits of Rs.950 billion in the previous fiscal year, to likewise improve the wages of their employees,” the Prime Minister continued.
The Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, had earlier encouraged the news media organizations to raise their employees’ salaries in order to better cope with the effects of rising prices.
In a tweet, he stated that media companies should demonstrate a sense of responsibility by distributing the benefits of their income to their employees. According to him, “our salaried class is adversely affected by inflation, and such measures will assist this class in dealing with inflation.”
In his view, by introducing the “Health Card,” the government had already accepted responsibility for the health-care costs of the general public, he said.
Fawad Chaudhry expressed dissatisfaction with the fact that remuneration for journalists have not been adjusted in several years on January 15. He had previously stated that media companies made a 40 percent profit.
He had previously stated to newsmen at the Lahore Press Club that media company owners had boosted the pay of anchors, but not the salaries of other employees and journalists.
He had previously stated that the government would provide free access to state-of-the-art healthcare facilities to journalists and their families through the Sehat Card program.