Federal cabinet abolishes discretionary funds of PM, ministers, MNAs

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ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet Friday abolished the discretionary funds of the prime minister, ministers and MNAs while the development projects would be approved by the parliament.
This was announced by federal minister for information Fawad Chaudhry during a press conference after federal cabinet meeting. He said that the former prime minister Mian Nawaz Sharif had announced about development projects of Rs21 billion while, Rs30 billion were given to MNAs for development projects. He said that the cabinet imposed ban on distribution of such funds by prime minister, ministers and MNAs.
The cabinet also decided that the prime minister, foreign minister, chief justice and others entitled first class air travel facility would use only club class for travelling, he said, adding that the prime minister would not use the official aircraft for visits.
The minister also announced that forensic audit of all mass transit projects including Lahore, Islamabad, Multan and Peshawar bus service projects, saying that the FIA would be used if investigation was required.
He said that two-day weekly off would continue. However, he added, the duty timings have been changed from 8am-4pm to 9am-5pm.
He said that urban tree plantation projects would be started in all provincial capital.


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