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Tuesday, May 28, 2024

PM Imran approves historic bill to limit privileges of PM and President

The premier has accorded approval to table bill in the parliament to curtail the perks and privileges of the President and Premier of Pakistan.

The premier has accorded approval to table a bill in the parliament which will aim to curtail the perks and privileges of the President and Prime Minister of Pakistan. PM bill 

The PM has directed Babar Awan to get approval for the law, on abolition of VIP culture  and curtailment of perks and privileges, from parliament forthwith. The legal team has started its work on this count, sources stated.

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PM agrees to limit his privileges: What the bill entails?

Under this bill the president and prime minister will be authorised to keep only one official residence. The expenses regarding security, employees, dining, entertainment and telephone calls will be curtailed. The provisions on declaring camp offices for the head of state in several cities will also be abolished. PM bill

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According to reports, a former president from Sindh declared Larkana resthouse and Bhutto House Ratto Dero as president houses in the past. A former PM from South Punjab declared camp offices at five places, including Multan and Lahore. A former chief minister showed 7 different camp offices as chief minister office in Lahore.

Babar Awan said that the heads of state would soon introduce a bill in Parliament to reduce their privileges. He said that the promise of austerity made to the people in the election manifesto would be fulfilled. PM bill