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14 SAPM wouldn’t get pay and perks

ISLAMABAD: About 14 special assistants to prime minister will not get pay and perks for holding the government’s portfolios.

PM Shehbaz Sharif has approved the request of 14 of his SAPM who will perform their duty on a pro bono basis.

At present, the number of the cabinet members has expanded to 85 _ the largest in the country’s history. About 34 are federal ministers, seven Ministers of State, four advisers and 33 special assistant to prime minister.

The following SAPM have requested to work on a pro bono basis: Shaza Fatima Khawaja, Senator Hafiz Abdul Karim, Muhammad Junaid Anwar Chaudhry, Sheikh Fayyaz Ud Din, Romina Khurshid Alam, Sadiq Iftikhar, Malik, Muhammad Ahmad Khan, Rubina Irfan, Malik Abdul Ghaffar Dogar, Sardar Shahjehan Yousaf, Rana Mubashir Iqbal, Fahad Haroon, Ambassador (retd) Muhammad Sadiq and Muhammad Nauman Ahmad Langrial. 

Meanwhile, some cabinet members belonging to the PPP will also follow the same and work on a pro bono basis.

The coalition government is under immense public pressure for working with the largest-ever size of the cabinet of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.

In this week, the PM Shehbaz has appointed seven more special assistants to prime minister with the state of Ministers of State.

Javed Mahmood
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