PESHAWAR:  The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has decided to bring the salaries and other benefits of Khasadar and Levies forces at par with regular police of the province, said a statement issued by KP government.

It further provided that the salary of constable in levies and Khasadar Force, which is 18000 now will be increased to Rs28000 per month. “The personnel of levies and Khasadar force will get better health and education facilities for their children.” said the statement. “The family members of martyred levies and Khasadar force will receive financial benefits under the special package being given to police force.”

It is also expected that after approval of the police system in tribal districts, the Khasadar and Levies force will also get hard area allowance which will lead to increased incentives and perks of the security employees.

“The heirs of martyred Levies and Khasadar force will receive the same financial benefits which are provided to their counterparts in the police under the special package,” claimed the statement of the police department.

Under the current tribal security officials Shuhada package, heirs of officials in grade 1-16 of the former tribal districts are provided Rs3 million as compensation as compared to Rs10 million for the heirs of their counterparts in the KP police of the same rank. A huge margin of Rs7 million exists between both packages.

Similarly, under the Shuhada package for the heirs of officers in basic pay scale grade-17 in the former tribal districts, a compensation of Rs5 million is given. Heirs of the officers in the same rank in the KP police, by comparison, receive Rs15 million as compensation. Moreover, heirs of grade 18 and 19 officers of the tribal belt are given Rs9 million as compensation, as compared to Rs20 million to officers of the same rank in the K-P police.

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