Karachi: Just hours before the completion of constitutional tenure, Sindh lawmakers on Friday approved several bills, increasing their salaries and perks up to 60 per cent and life time privileges.
However, Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F) staged walkout from the session against the approval while the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) also opposed the bills.
Analysts say the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) government, which came into power in 2008 after the assassination of its Chairperson Benazir Bhutto with a slogan of “Roti (bread), Kapra (clothes) and Makan (Shelter), has completely failed to deliver the poor people during last five years.
Despite lots of claims, the PPP led government has also failed to overcome serious issues including economic and energy crisis and terrorism during its era.
Though MQM’s Khawaja Izharul Hassan opposed the bill during the session, PPP’s Syed Bachal Shah alleged te MQM of adopting dual policy and said they had approved the increase in the salaries and privileges during the meetings of standing committees.
The 40 to 60 per cent increase in the privileges, salaries and perks will be effective from July 1, 2011.