CM refuses to take salary and other privileges at CM

April 4, 2013 Off By Web Desk

Peshawar: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Caretaker Chief Minister Justice R Tariq Parvez Khan has decided not to take his monthly salary and allowances as caretaker chief minister of the province in the best national interest.

In an official letter of the chief minister secretariat addressed to the chief secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the CM has desired that he will not draw his authorized monthly salary and allowances during his tenure as chief minister.

It is worth mentioning here that the chief minister soon after taking charge of his office as caretaker CM had issued directives to the concerned quarters to curtail the unnecessary expenditure of the CM secretariat and his official residence in a move to promote the culture of austerity and frugality in the public offices; and this decision of the CM not to draw his monthly salary is a part of his policy of austerity.