President Zardari has approved 20 percent increase in the salaries and judicial allowances of superior court’s judges. This approval was given on the advice of prime minister.
According to the presidential order the monthly salary of chief justice has been increased from Rs. 448221 to Rs. 537865. Previously cumulative monthly salary and allowances of Chief Justice was Rs. 724321 apart from other perks and privileges.
According to the details produced in senate previous year, Chief Justice also gets a chauffeur-driven car with 600 liters petrol monthly, free medical treatment for his family, rent free accommodation which is maintained by the Government and provisions to electricity, gas and water.
Salary of the other judges of the apex court has been increased from Rs. 423414 to Rs. 508097.
Increase in the judicial allowance of the apex court’s judges has also been ordered. The judicial allowance of the judges of the apex courts has been increased from 196219 to rupees 235463.
The chief justice of all high courts will receive 498509 rupees which was previously 425426 rupees. The salaries of other judges of the high courts will be increased from 399447 to 479336 along with judicial allowance increased to rupees 188370 rupees.