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Pakistan Cycling Federation Secretary Syed Azhar Ali has urged Prime Minister Imran Khan and his cabinet ministers to use the cycle to commute to and from their offices. Secretary Azhar believes PM Khan using cycle will be symbolic in promoting its use among the public.
He quoted the examples of several world leaders that previously used cycles to encourage its use over the smoke-releasing vehicles.
The ministries also auctioned luxury cars and reducing entourage, which has so far saved the national exchequer nearly Rs150 million.
“Leaders of different countries use the cycle to commute to and from offices,” said Shah. “In the past, General Zia-ul-Haq also made an example by riding a cycle to his office. Current leaders should also follow this trend.”
Not only Prime Minister Imran Khan but Secretary Shah believes government officials and bureaucrats should also use the cycle to commute to and from their offices. He cited the health benefits for his suggestion, said that cycling keeps the rider healthy and physically active.
It is expected that suggestion of commuting to offices on cycle will woo the Prime Minister Imran Khan, who has the protection of environment and austerity measures on his priority list.
The austerity measures put in practice by the new government of Pakistan Tehreek-I-Insaf has saved Rs.147 million by reducing the maintenance cost and daily expenditures of Prime Minister House.
Under the same austerity initiative, he set the example of shifting into a smaller house instead of living in a might luxurious PM House. The ministries also auctioned luxury cars and reducing entourage, which has so far saved the national exchequer nearly Rs150 million.
In his maiden session, Prime Minister Imran Khan had urged his cabinet ministers to introduce austerity drives in their respective departments that would lessen the burden on the country’s budget and national exchequer.
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The ministers using cycle instead of vehicles will lessen the consumption of fuel and will further save up the expenditures.
World-renowned figures like Russian President Vladimir Putin, Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Britain Royal Prince Charles, and Boris Johnson have rid cycles to promote its use in their respective countries. Will Imran Khan follow the suit to promote the use of cycle in Pakistan?