Pak Bans 1st Class Air Travel By Leaders, Officials, Work Hours Revised

Pak Bans 1st Class Air Travel By Leaders, Officials, Work Hours Revised

ISLAMABAD: 

Pakistan’s new authorities has banned the discretionary use of state funds and first-class air journey by officers and leaders, along with the president and the prime minister, as part of its austerity drive.

The alternatives had been made at a Cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan yesterday, in step with Knowledge Minister Fawad Chaudhry.

“It has been decided that every one the very best authorities officers, along with the president, prime minister, chief justice, senate chairman, speaker nationwide assembly and the chief ministers will journey in membership/enterprise,” he knowledgeable media.

To a question, Mr Chaudhry talked about that the Army chief was not allowed firstclass journey and on a regular basis used enterprise class.

He talked about that the discretionary allocation of funds by the prime minister and the president and totally different officers was moreover stopped by the Cabinet.

Mr Chaudhry claimed that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif used Rs. 51 billion discretionary funds in a 12 months.

The prime minister moreover decided to stop using explicit plane for worldwide visits or dwelling travelling and use enterprise class.

After his victory inside the July 25 regular election, Khan decided to not use palatial Prime Minister Residence and instead keep in a small portion of it that was beforehand used as a result of the residence by the military secretary to the prime minister.

Mr Khan moreover decided to utilize solely two autos and protect two servants. He refused to utilize elaborate official protocol.

The Cabinet took up a bunch of factors, along with reverting to six-day working week, nevertheless decided to proceed five-day working after some ministers opposed the thought because of it might alienate authorities servants.

The five-day working was instituted in 2011 because of vitality shortages and save fuels. The Cabinet was briefed that five-day working had not affected the effectivity or output by the civil servants.

Whereas retaining two weekly off-days, the Cabinet modified the official office timings from Eight-4 pm to 9-5 pm.

The meeting moreover decided to conduct audit of the entire mega transport initiatives carried out in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by the sooner governments.

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