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Prime Minister of Pakistan WEF Davos visit costs $68K only

31 December, 2019 10:26

Prime Minister of Pakistan WEF Davos visit costs $68K only. Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit Davos next month to attend the World Economic Forum (WEF). 

As part of austerity measures, the three-day visit would cost only $68,000. 
However, Pakistan’s official news agency quoted a press release on the visit expenditure. 
That compared said cost to the millions of dollars which former ruler frittered away.

Prime Minister of Pakistan WEF Davos visit

The saving is part of the prime minister’s ongoing robust drive in which he has also directed to minimize the expenditures upon his upcoming WEF participation, said a press release on Monday.
According to details, the visits of former prime ministers to Davos including Mian Nawaz Sharif cost $762,000.
Ex-PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi visit cost $561,000 while Yousuf Raza Gilani’s $459,000, respectively.
However, PM Imran Khan, during his US visit, had also set precedent by slashing the expenditures.
Thus he saved huge amount during his stay there, the press release added.
Whereas Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Washington DC US visit during 20-25 July 2019 costed $ 67,180 only when compared with former president Asif Ali Zardari’s stay on 4-8 May 2009 costed the national exchequer, a sum of $ 752,688 and that of former premier Mian Nawaz Sharif on 20-23 October 2013, a total of $ 549,853.
Similarly, Prime Minister Imran Khan’s total expenses incurred on New York visit during September 2019 stood around $ 162,578 only. Whereas Asif Ali Zardari spent $ 1,309,620 during September 2012, Mian Nawaz Sharif $ 1,113,142 (September 2016) and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi spent $ 705,019 during September 2017.

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