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On Monday, Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that he is successfully saving money worth millions of rupees by choosing to live at his Bani Gala Residence instead of Prime Minister House. He bears all the expenses of his Bani Gala residence himself said, PM Khan.
He said that he has spent Rs.6 million on his residence from his own pocket. The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has saved Rs350 million of Prime Minister’s Office through austerity measures, he added.
Unlike Sharif brothers, the premier stated that he does not have any party camp offices. According to him, Sharif brothers own several camp offices in Lahore on which money was spent from government’s account.
The Federal Cabinet has also directed the ministries to continue austerity measures and cut expenditures by 10 percent since curbing expenditure is crucial to overcoming fiscal deficit.
He informed that the fences and barbed wires around Bani Gala have been constructed to ensure security from the party funds. He said he built the road leading to his residence and obtained the expenditure for constructing the road by selling a gift. He sent a cheque of Rs.3 million to Capital Development Authority. The road was constructed to remove the hurdles for the people living in the area in an emergency situation. The carpeting of the road was done from Insaf Chowk to his Bani Gala residence by Capital Development Authority.
He also afforded expenses of his house at the Zaman Park while Sharifs spent Rs350 million only on entertainment, Imran said.
The austerity measures drive has made the current government save million of worth Rupees. PM Khan after assuming the power announced that none of the federal minister and chief minister of the PTI-led provinces would reside in chief minister houses.
He also chose to live in the three-bed Military Secretary residence instead of lavish PM House. The Federal Cabinet has also directed the ministries to continue austerity measures and cut expenditures by 10 percent since curbing expenditure is crucial to overcoming fiscal deficit.