PM bars federal, state ministers from seeking treatment abroad on govt expense

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ISLAMABAD: On the orders Prime Minister Imran Khan, the government has banned federal and state ministers (among others) from seeking treatment abroad on the government’s expense.

The decision was taken during PTI’s parliamentary board meeting. Prime Minister Imran Khan also forbid special assistants, department heads of various government organs and federal secretaries from seeking medical treatment abroad on the government’s expenditure.

The recent protests and dharna situation also came under discussion during the meeting which was chaired by the prime minister. Imran Khan praised the government for controlling the situation and solving the crisis in a peaceful manner.

“The way our government helped resolve the protests, no one thought we were capable of doing it,” he said, according to sources.

Imran Khan said that he wanted the parliament to function in a democratic manner and for that, he wanted to take along the opposition in government matters.

The prime minister briefed senior members of the party regarding his recent visit to China. He termed his official visit to China a success and said that the visit had helped strengthen Pakistan’s economic situation.

“China and Saudi Arabia are both helping Pakistan,” he said.

He said that Pakistan’s balance of payments situation would improve with China’s help.