The federal government has agreed to raise the salaries and pensions of both serving and retired federal employees.
The news came as a result of a meeting of the federal cabinet earlier today.
According to Marriyum Aurangzeb, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has approved a 15% increase in the salaries of serving government employees.
The premier has also approved a 5% increase in pensions for retired federal government employees.
Posting on Twitter, the Minister clarified that the Ministry Of finance had only suggested a 10% increase in federal government employee salaries.