There has been no increase in salary of Prime Minister Imran Khan and reports circulating in this regard are “fabricated and baseless”, a spokesperson for the PM’s office said Thursday.

The spokesperson said in a statement that PM Khan was rather running an austerity campaign to reduce government expenditures. The federal cabinet in a recent meeting approved amendment to a bill relating to salaries and perks of the president and the prime minister, according to the spokesperson.

Is PM Imran Khan’s claim to not being able to make ends meet of any consolation to the poor?

No its not. Regardless of how accurate his claims might or might not be, such self-referential statements give a poor impression of the leadership’s grasp of the economic situation. The PM and those around him are certainly far from the poverty-stricken working masses and the struggling middle-classes.


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