The government on Saturday announced 15% adhoc relief allowance for the serving and retired government servants from July 1, 2009. Minister of State for Finance and Economic Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar while presenting the federal budget for fiscal year 2009-10 announced that to compensate government servants, I have the pleasure to announce an ad-hoc relief allowance of 15% of pay of serving government servants from 1st July, 2009. She also announced an increase in the allowance of armed forces deployed on the western front equal to one months initial basic pay with effect from 1st July 2009, as announced by the President of Pakistan.