Minimum wage The prime minister (Gilani) recently announced an increase of Rs 1,000 in the minimum wage of workers. The media should investigate as to how much the peasants who till the prime minister’s lands are paid. The prime minister has no problem in announcing an increase in the minimum wage every year because he knows he and his fellow ministers will not be affected, as no farm worker would dare to ask for an increased pay – that is if he is being paid anything at all, which is highly unlikely. SHAKIR LAKHANI, KARACHI (Published in The News, Friday, May 04, 2012)