The Spending of a Ministry of communication Dropped to Zero – Details

  • For the first time in the history of Pakistan, the spending of the ministry has dropped to zero.
  • Federal Minister of Communications and Postal Services recovered Rs7billion.
  • The security expenditure of Punjab chief minister also been reduced by 86% and travel expenses by 60%.

According to an evaluation report by the federal government, the income of the ministry of Communications witnessed the historic increase of 51%.

The figures were revealed in a report of performance and expenditures of the ministry during the last 11 months. According to the report, the revenue of the communication ministry has boosted to Rs43 billion.

Federal Minister for Communications and Postal Services Murad Saeed has so far recovered Rs7 billion and deposited the amount to the national exchequer.

The spending on the Punjab chief minister’s security has been reduced by 86%. Also, travel expenses by 60% after UsmanBuzdar took over the charge of the office.

The former ruling families had adopted the lifestyle kings and plundered national wealth. On the contrary, Prime Minister Imran Khan is saving public money. The ex-prime minister YousufRazaGilani had spent Rs245 million on his camp offices.

Asif Ali Zardari had wasted over Rs3,164 million from the taxpayers’ money on his security arrangements during 2013-2018 when he was not even president of the country.

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The amount of $460,000 had been wasted by Nawaz Sharif on his visit to the United States in 2015 and Shahbaz Sharif had spent Rs8,726 million on his security as chief minister.

Billions recovered in Anti-Encroachment Campaign

Further, billions of rupees are recovered under the anti-encroachment campaign of the government. During previous governments, ministers and parliamentary secretaries received Rs35,91,000 and Rs48, 52,000, respectively, in the name of Travelling Allowance & Dearness Allowance (TA&DA).

The report also revealed that the expenditure of merely vehicles and petrol was Rs.120million during the tenure of former ruling parties.

New system to enhance transparency

To enhance transparency, a new system containing facilities such as e-billing, e-tendering, and mobile app has been introduced in the ministry. The report said different projects of national highways will be completed within three to six months.

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