KP Takes a U-Turn on Retirement Age for Govt Employees

The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) has reverted the retirement age of its employees to 60 years.

The decision to retract the retirement age from 63 years to 60 years was taken at a meeting of the provincial cabinet that was chaired by Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Tuesday.


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The provincial Minister for Finance, Taimur Saleem Jhagra, stated that the provincial government will rescind the previous decision of increasing the retirement age by three years through an amendment to the civil servants’ law. He added that the early retirement age (25 years of service or 55 years of age) would remain.

Minister Jhagra also revealed that after the deliberations with stakeholders, the case regarding the retirement age of government officers had been placed before the provincial cabinet, and it had been decided that the age of a pensioner must be reverted to 60 years.


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The provincial government has prepared a package of pension reforms for its pensioners and has constituted a committee to review the pension systems and rules.