If the basic pay of BPS-17 officer is 7800 and other allowances are 8000, then the total pay of grade 17 officer becomes less than 16000. While the actual pay is around 22000-25000.
The increase in the police pay is not only in the basic pay, but on the lines of judiciary, the basic pay+ allowances both are doubled.
I heard Mirza Saleem- Prinicipal of Toppers academy, quoting Mr. Mufakhar Adeel-ASP Sakkhar, that with the increase in the salary of police, the now starting pay of ASP is around 45,000 and their are rumors that govt is going to increase it further to 70,000 at least in troubled areas.
It also makes sense, now when the starting pay of a constable is around 15,000, and Sub-Inspectors are taking 25-30k of salary, the pay of ASP should be around 45k.
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