Government workers will get their April pay and pensions early for Eid ul Fitr in 2023.
The federal administration on Wednesday agreed to pay salaries for the current month to the staff of public sector ministries before to Eid ul Fitr, a religious holiday that is observed all over the world, in order to relieve the inflation-weary populace.
The declaration follows discussions between Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.
The decision was made as Pakistanis struggled with historically high inflation, which has compelled others to forgo even basic edibles. The country is also having difficulty obtaining outside finance, and default is a growing concern for it.
Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb confirmed the development by announcing that the administration has also decided to disburse monthly pensions prior to the festival.
Dar then gave Hamed Yaqoob Sheikh, the finance secretary, the order to make the necessary arrangements.
Prior to Eid ul Fit, the Government of Sindh had declared that Muslim government employees’ pay will be released early.
A statement from the finance department stated that “all Muslim employees and pensioners of the Provincial Government of Sindh (including work-charged and contingent paid establishment) shall be paid in advance full pay and allowances/full pension for the month of April.”
The announcement also noted that Eid is anticipated to happen on either April 21 or April 22, and that wages and pensions would henceforth be issued on April 17 rather than May 2.q