QUETTA -UNS– It seems that the ruling party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has ignored its claim to end the culture of protocol as Sindh Governor Imran Ismail reached Quetta while escorted by 30 security cars.
The governor visited different areas in the metropolis amid tight security that left locals shocked.
Earlier, Chief Minister of Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar reached Pakpattan while using an official helicopter of the provincial government to pay visit to shrine of Baba Fareed.
The locals were barred from entering the shrine due to CM’s visit while shops were also closed on the occasion.
Statement of Fawad regarding PM’s helicopter use
Federal Minister of Information Fawad Chaudhry in an interview to a local news channel, made an astounding disclosure about the cost of the travel of helicopter, being used to commute by Prime Minister Imran Khan from PM house to Bani Gala which costs between 50 to 55 rupees per kilometer.
Chaudhry went on to elaborate on the right of the PM Imran to utilize all the perks offered to his office. Information minister further said that this does not affect the public.
This statement created a buzz in the political landscape of Pakistan as opposition figure Abdul Ghafoor Haideri said he too wanted to avail the facility of travelling in helicopter if the cost of running it was Rs55 per kilometer.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hamza Shehbaz sneered that the helicopter was being used as an amusement ride for visiting in-laws.