PORTERS RATES INCREASE BY 7% IN ALL DISTRICTS OF GILGIT BALTISTAN
A meeting of stakeholders of adventure tourism held on February 4, 2010 in
Gilgit regarding subject cited above. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Imran
Sikandar Baloch the Secretary Tourism Gilgit Baltistan. Porter
Allowances/Wages in Gilgit-Baltistan have been increased by 7% for year 2010.
The increase will be applied to all segments of porter allowances including;
kit, high pass crossing, daily wages, empty return, ration & rest allowances
etc. This message is being sent just to update you. The official notification
of revision with the details will be sent in next few days.
In the meeting the honorable secretary tourism assured to settle long standing
issue of porter stages before coming season. It was also decided to revise
porter wages for year 2011 before July 2010.
For your knowledge last year porters rates per stage were 380 rupee ( wages -
200 rupee + 100 rupee empty return + 80 rupee ration money = total 380 rupee)
in addition we have to provide them meat or money 150 rupee + 400 rupee kit
allowances one time.
Asghar Ali Porik
M/s JASMINE TOURS
House No. 15, Street No. 15, Garden Town,
Khanna Dak, Islamabad, PAKISTAN.
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