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Austerity drive at PM House saved Rs. 147 million: Durrani

15 November, 2018

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The government has saved Rs.147 million so far as a result of its austerity drive, Adviser to Prime Minister on Media Affairs Iftikhar Durrani said on Wednesday.

He said the saved amount would be spent on public welfare projects, including health and nutrition sectors. Explaining the breakdown of these funds, he said repair and maintenance cost had been reduced from Rs.8 million to Rs.3.4 million, while daily expense had also been curtailed.

Durrnai said that 200 out of 522 employees of Prime Minister’s House and Secretariat had been adjusted in other areas while 125 other employees would be phased out in the next step. He said that Prime Minister Imran Khan has full regard for the feelings of poor and has made it clear to all ministers during cabinet meeting to introduce austerity measures in their departments.

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