CJP vows not to take salary until all govt employees are paid

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ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar said on Friday that he would take his salary only after all the government employees have been paid theirs.

He said this while hearing a case related to non-payment of salaries to government employees. The CJP said that at times these employees are not paid even until the 24th of a month.

The accountant general of Pakistan (AGP) told the court that last month’s salaries were not paid in his department only because the department did not get the required budget.

To which the CJP responded that regardless of the reason, salaries should be paid on time and that whatever the problem is, it should be resolved.

The AGP and Finance Ministry assured the court of paying dues to all employees by the end of the day.