Lahore, 2nd June: It has been revealed that Maryam Riaz Wattoo, sister of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s wife Bushra Bibi, has been given a package of Rs 1 million monthly salary and other allowances from the Higher Education Commission (HEC).
On the other hand, the government has continuously reduced the budget of HEC for universities and has brought the universities of Peshawar to the brink of a reduction in salaries and pensions.
University employees had been protesting in Peshawar against pay and pension cuts. They have not only been subjected to police torture but a large number of leaders have been arrested.
A large number of female and male employees were also injured in the police violence.
It may be recalled that Maryam Riaz Wattoo has been appointed as the Coordinator of the World Bank’s Higher Education Development in Pakistan (HEDP) project in February this year. She was previously affiliated with a university in the United Arab Emirates.
It is to be noted that in the past, Prime Minister Imran Khan has always given examples of Western countries, accusing the rulers of nepotism, favoritism, corruption and embezzlement and claiming to end all these problems.
But in addition to appointing loyalists of other parties to key government positions and discretionary positions, the process of adjusting his in-laws to hefty salaries and benefits is also on the rise.
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