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President approves 20pc increase in salaries and Judicial Allowance of Judges of Superior Courts

Islamabad, January 31, 2013 (PPI-OT): President Asif Ali Zardari, on the advice of the Prime Minister, has approved a 20% increase in the salaries as well as Superior Court Judicial Allowance of the Judges of the Superior Courts.

According to the Presidential Order issued under the Fifth Schedule of the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the salary of Chief Justice of Pakistan has been increased from Rs. 448221/= per mensum to Rs. 537865/= whereas the salary of Judges of Supreme court has been increased from Rs. 423414/= to Rs. 508097/=. Their Judicial Allowance has been increased from Rs. 196219/= to Rs. 235463/=.

The salary of Chief Justice of High Court has been increased from Rs. 425426/- to Rs. 498509/- whereas the increase in the salary of other Judges of High court is from Rs. 399447/- to 479336/- with Judicial Allowance increased to Rs. 188370/-.
The salary as well as Superior Judicial Allowance of the Judges of the Superior Courts was enhanced by 50% with effect from 1st July 2010 when this relief was allowed to the civil servants of Pakistan. Likewise, civil servants were granted Ad-hoc Relief Allowance @15% of the basic pay with effect from 1st July 2011. Accordingly, the salary as well as increased Superior Court Judicial Allowance of the Judges of the Superior Courts were also enhanced by 15%.

The Government granted another Ad-hoc Relief Allowance @20% of the basic pay to all the civil employees as well as employees of the Armed Forces. However, this relief/increase was not extended to the Judges of Superior Courts at that time.

The Order shall come into force at once and shall be deemed to have taken effect on and from the first day of July, 2012.

The expenditure so incurred with this increase of salaries would be met from within the sanctioned budget of the respective courts.

For more information, contact:
Haji Ahmed Malik
Principal Information Officer
Press Information Department (PID)
Tel: +9251 925 2323 and +9251 925 2324
Fax: +9251 925 2325 and +9251 925 2326
Email: piopid@gmail.com

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