PTI Govt to probe Gilani and Pervaiz Ashraf’s spending on foreign trips

Aftab Ahmed

Islamabad: The PTI government has decided to probe the expenditures incurred on foreign trips, medical treatment and camp offices by former Prime Ministers Yousuf Raza Gilani and Raja Pervaiz Ashraf.

The PTI government has unearthed the expenditures on foreign trips by former prime ministers Mian Nawaz Sharif, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and former President Asif Ali Zardari.

‘Now, the government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has decided to unearth details of expenditures incurred by former prime ministers in PPP government Yousuf Raza Gilani and Pervaiz Ashraf, an officials told He also said that government had also decided to unearth details of medical expenditure, misuse of Prime Minister’s office budget, PIA planes and camp offices incurred by the heads of states during PPP and PML-N regime during the last years

Ministry of Foreign Affairs will make another presentation to the cabinet covering the expenditure incurred by former Prime Ministers Yousuf Raza Gilani and Raja Pervaiz Ashraf. Ministry of Foreign Affairs will also submit details of all other expenditures incurred by th3e former presidents or prime ministers and their families during last yen years (2008-2018).

Cabinet division has been directed to provide detailed accounts of expenditure incurred on medical treatment of former presidents, prime minister, their families and all those who accompanied them on foreign visits in consultation with National Health Services during the last ten years.

Aviation Division shall provide information about the lost opportunity cost of PIA planes used by the presidents and the prime ministers in ten years. Ministry of foreign affairs in consultation with relevant agencies shall furnish information about payments made to lobbyist firms hired by successive governments in last ten years.

Prime Minister’s office will also unearth any justified expenditure incurred through Prime Minister’s office budget along with the expenditure incurred on camp offices and the repairs of private houses of the former heads of states and heads of government carried out at public expense.

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