In a recent public interaction, Prime Minister Imran Khan revealed that he barely manages expenses in his current salary.
During a meet and greet with business leaders, Khan said that he had cut down on Prime Minister House’s expenses by 40 percent, which has also impacted his lifestyle.
While the statement was widely dragged out of proportion and was subjected to criticism from the opposition, Imran Khan’s comments might be justified as this is how much the premier earns.
According to an official salary slip issued from the Prime Minister House, Prime Minister Khan’s salary is indeed less than what his cabinet’s ministers earn. Even the chief ministers of all four provinces receive more than the country’s Prime Minister.
The slip shows that Khan receives:
- Rs. 107,280 in terms of basic salary,
- Rs. 50,000 as a sumptuary allowance,
- Rs. 21,456 in ad hoc relief allowance,
- Rs. 12,110 in ad hoc allowance under 2011 contract
- Ad hoc relief of Rs. 10,728.
This sums up to be a gross salary amount of Rs. 201,574, which further reduces to Rs. 196,979 after tax and other deductions.
Federal Ministers, on the other hand, are paid more than him. As per an old tweet of the federal minister Fawad Chaudhry, cabinet ministers are paid Rs. 3,45,000 per month. After a deduction of Rs. 90,000 in house rent, they end up with Rs. 2,55,000 per month in salary.
Minister ki Tankhaw 3,45,000 hai 90 hazar house rent jata hai so 2 lakh 55 hazar miltay hein https://t.co/1JwJVbDoZz
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) May 11, 2019