Newly appointed Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif called an urgent meeting on Tuesday with leading economists, to discuss in detail the current dire economic situation facing the country. PM Sharif reached the office at 8am, ahead of official office hours, and announced a change in the working hours of government offices. The offices are now to start their day at 8am instead of 10am.
Soon after taking charge of the Prime Minister Office, PM Shehbaz announced a six-day work week for government offices. The offices would no longer have two days off.
Moreover, PM Shehbaz issued strict directives to monitor shops during Ramazan, to ensure the supply of quality and affordable goods. “Will not tolerate negligence,” the premier stated.
An order was also issued for immediate implementation for 10% increase in pension and raising minimum wage to Rs25,000.
Source: Express Tribune
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