Islamabad (Staff Report): The government has announced a 10 percent increase in the salaries of federal government employees with effect from July 01, 2017.

While presenting FY 2017-18 budget in the National Assembly on Friday, Federal Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar announced a 10 percent ad hoc relief allowance on running basic pay to all federal government employees with effect from first of next month.

Ten percent increase will be made after merging ad hoc increases into basic pays, Dar said.

He also announced a 10 % increase for federal government pensioners with effect from July 01, 2017.