Pakistan bans first-class air travel by top officials

New Age Desk | Published: 00:05, Aug 26,2018 | Updated: 00:40, Aug 26,2018

 
 

In what appears to be unfolding of its agenda for ‘change’, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government on Friday imposed a ban on first-class air travel by the president, head of the government, chief justice, senate chairman and NA speaker.
The government also revised working hours in government institutions, abolished discretionary funds of the prime minister, federal ministers and members of the National Assembly, reports Pakistani newspaper Dawn.
The decisions were taken at the second meeting of the federal cabinet in a week presided over by prime minister Imran Khan.
The cabinet rejected a proposal for declaring only one official weekly holiday on Sunday and withdrawing the second weekly holiday on Saturday.
The meeting also decided to conduct audit of all mega transport projects carried out in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during the last government. It was decided that the prime minister would use the official aircraft only for domestic tours and not for foreign visits.
Another important decision taken by the cabinet was formation of task forces for upgrading katchchi abadis (shanty settlements) across the country and launching tree plantation in main cities.
The meeting decided to abolish the ministry of capital adminis­tration and development division and merge its departments into other ministries.

 

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