The federal cabinet on Tuesday rejected the proposal to raise the salaries of parliamentarians up to 10 percent.

The cabinet met with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the chair to discuss a 14-point agenda, including raise in salaries.

Briefing the media, after the cabinet meeting, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry said that the decision not to raise salaries has been taken as austerity drive launched by the PTI after coming into power.

The cabinet endorsed the decisions made by the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) on September 9.

The cabinet also considered proposal to end additional duty on heavy commercial vehicles for vendors.

The Ministry of Interior presented a summary regarding the appointments of members in the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA), whereas, the draft law of Quaid-e-Azam Foundation Act 2021 was also included in the agenda.

The cabinet also discussed the decision regarding the imposition of an operational emergency on the issue of the FBR website hacking.


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