ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) on Friday approached the National Assembly Secretariat to withhold the salaries of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and members of his cabinet until the employees of Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) and other governments’ organisations get their dues.
“Salaries of the prime minister and cabinet members should be stopped until PSM and other government institutions' employees are not paid their salaries,” said the resolution, submitted by PTI’s MNAs Asad Umer and Murad Saeed.
The resolution further said this house (National Assembly) condemned the non-payment of salaries to the employees of (PSM) and public sector corporations.
“Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the federal ministers have no right to draw their salaries if the government doesn’t pay the salaries of poor employees of public sector corporations,” said Asad.
It is pertinent to mention here that employees of PSM, Pakistan Machine Tool Factory, and some others corporations have not been paid since the last five months.
The ministry of finance had moved a summary to Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) for the approval of releasing the salaries of two months for the said employees before Eid.