Islamabad- Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said today that the government employees should not have high expectations from the upcoming fiscal budget 2014-15.

In a written statement submitted in the National Assembly, Dar said there will be no increase in the pension and salary of state employees. He also informed the lawmakers that they will be provided with developments funds in the new budget. The budget for year 2013-14 saw an increase of 10 percent in the pension of retired government employees. The minimum monthly pension was also increased from Rs 3000 to Rs 5000. However, for the first time in years, the salaries of government employees were not improved.