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Quaid E Azam's Salary

What was the salary of Quaid E Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah when he became the first Governor General of Pakistan? This question has been circulating on social media for the last few years.

His symbolic one-rupee salary is repeated over and over again, but it first came to light in 1976 when the centenary of Muhammad Ali Jinnah's birth was celebrated. After that it became popular and was copied in many books.

But what the government of Pakistan says in this regard and what was his monthly salary according to Muhammad Ali Jinnah's pay bill, no one bothered to investigate in this regard.

The official file of Muhammad Ali Jinnah's salary is preserved in the National Archives of Pakistan and the Quaid-e-Azam Paper Cell in Islamabad. A cursory study of this file reveals that as Governor-General, he had a regular monthly consultation and that the bill was presented in an official manner and went through the formal stages of approval on a regular basis.

Muhammad Ali Jinnah's total salary was Rs. 10,416 for 10 annas and 8 pais, out of which Rs.

It is a rule that the salary file of all government employees has the date of taking charge and the signatures of the sample, so the sample signatures were also obtained from Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

He also provided the certificate of assumption of office with his signature in the following words: "I confirm that I assumed office as the Governor General of Pakistan on the morning of 15 August 1947."

The founding staff of the Pakistan Foundation regularly handed over his pay bill to his military secretary, Col. J. Knowles, to get Muhammad Ali Jinnah to sign it at the designated place. After completing the formalities, he would return the bill to the staff, which was sent to the Accountant General of Pakistan Revenue. A copy was kept in Quaid-e-Azam's personal file, which was kept by Assistant Secretary F. Amin.

Muhammad Ali Jinnah's first pay bill was made from August 1947 to January 1948. The total amount was Rs. 57795 and 13 annas which after deducting income tax and super tax became Rs. 34588 five annas.

The pay bill file also shows that the tax was paid carefully and meticulously, but the final calculation of their salary shows that the deduction was much higher.

A study of Paybil's file also reveals that in those days the rule of law was for everyone, young and old, and there was no compliance with the rule of thumb.

Quaid-e-Azam's pay bill for April 1948 was returned by the AGPR's Assistant Accounts Officer with the objection that his sample signature, which is in his pay bill file, differs from the signature on the pay bill. Therefore, either Muhammad Ali Jinnah should be asked to re-sign the bill or his signature should be verified by his military secretary himself.

Quaid-e-Azam's first pay bill was made from August 1947 to January 1948. Its total amount was 57795.13 which after deducting income tax and super tax became Rs. 34588.5

As mentioned above, the total salary of the Founder of Pakistan was Rs. 10,416 The eight paisa was causing difficulty in calculation, so the February 1948 bill specified that the January bill received Rs. 10,416, which was four paise more. Has been levied.

On page ten of the bill, the Accounts Officer directed that the bill of March 1948 has been passed on the basis of Rs. The salary, which will be received in March 1949, should be equalized, so the April 1948 bill was made accordingly. This salary was deposited in Lloyds Bank Karachi where the account number 1 of the founder of Pakistan was.

When Muhammad Ali Jinnah died, his salary bill was in the AGPR office for approval. The bill was signed by Quaid-e-Azam on August 24, 1948, apparently not including the 11-day salary of September 1948.

Therefore, the AGPR calculated that the combined salary for August and September is Rs. 15036 an annuity. At the time of this calculation, it was found that the amount deducted from the salary in terms of income tax and super tax for the period from March 1, 1948 to July 31, 1948 was Rs. According to the will of Quaid-e-Azam, it was handed over to those responsible for his inheritance, namely Miss Fatima Jinnah and Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan.

The amount of these two bills was Rs. 14,236 which was sent to Fatima Jinnah. The salary for August 1948 was Rs 10,416 while the salary for 11 days in September 1948 was Rs 3,829. The remaining amount of Rs. 12129 per sum of Rs. 11129 was sent to Fatima Jinnah by separate letter.

This is the true story of the salary of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, which can be verified by the National Archives of Pakistan and Quaid-e-Azam Paper Cell Islamabad.


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