ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday announced not to take any protocol and security for himself while going to any private function.
In a tweet, the prime minister said that he was doing it to save taxpayers’ money and the masses from inconvenience.
“To save taxpayer money and avoid inconvenience to the public I will not be going to any private function with protocol and security. I am also reviewing protocol and security for ministers, governors and PTI chief ministers to decide how we can minimise expenditure and end public inconvenience,” he tweeted.
Imran Khan said next week the cabinet would decide on a comprehensive policy in this regard. “We will put an end to the colonial legacy of pomp and glory used to overwhelm the people,” he said.
In a press briefing earlier today, Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry apprised the media that PM Imran Khan had taken notice of the reports regarding use of excessive security protocols adopted by representatives of the government. He said that the prime minister had directed the government representatives to cut the protocols. Only federal ministers were allowed to travel on flagged vehicles, he added.