ASTANA. April 21. KAZINFORM. /Muratbek Makulbekov/ Kazakhstan Minister of Labor and Social Protection Gulshara Abdykalikova has made a report at the Government’s session today.The Government fulfills its social liabilities in full, reported the Minister. In the first quarter of 2009 the salary of public employees increased by 25%. The average salary in February 2009 made up KZT 51,800 that is by 13.2% more than in the same period of 2008. Pension payments increased by 25%. To April 1 minimal pension size is KZT 15,263 and maximum is KZT 22,521. **** Pensions and aid to rise as of July 1, 2009 ASTANA. April 21. KAZINFORM /Muratbek Makulbekov/ Today at the Government’s session Minister of Labor and Social Protection Gulshara Abdykalikova informed of pensions and social benefits to be increased this year.According to the Minister, as pf July 1, 2009 the basic pension will amount to KZT 5, 487 which will make 40% of the living wage. The minimum pension size will be raised up to KZT 15, 362, average pension – up to KZT 22, 592 and maximum pension – up to KZT 32, 220.