Nawaz Sharif curtails unnecessary foreign tours

Jun 15, 2013, 01:39 IST | Agencies

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has prohibited federal ministers, parliamentarians, and other officials from undertaking unnecessary foreign tours

Sharif has directed concerned departments to ensure that foreign tours are reduced by 30 per cent.

Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif
Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif

The prime minister’s secretariat has prepared a document on this which includes a recommendation to decrease the cost of foreign tours by 40 per cent.

Also, directives have been issued to seek permission from the concerned authority prior to undertaking any tour.

The federal ministers will require permission from the prime minister, members of the National Assembly, from the speaker of the lower house and senators from the chairman of the upper house.

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