The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) caretaker government has approved raising the minimum salary for laborers in the province from Rs25,000 to Rs32,000 in response to the high inflation rate that is negatively affecting the middle class.
The choice was decided during the cabinet’s tenth meeting, which was held on Wednesday at the Civil Secretariat in Peshawar and presided over by acting chief minister Azam Khan.
The summit covered several significant topics, including labor, health, and relief, with separate agenda items for each of them.
Agriculture, municipal governance, population welfare, and the Department of Auqaf were also on the agenda.
The K-P minimum wages board gave its approval to the cabinet’s decision to enhance the minimum wage for labor, which was recommended by the labor department.
The cabinet also discussed the requirement for more grant-in-aid for institutions managed by the Workers’ Children Education Board.
The cabinet granted additional financial help to pay for costs including salaries, book purchases, uniforms, and stipends for the year 2022–2023 in light of the financial burden these schools, which employ 93 teaching and administrative employees, are facing.