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No employee of PM House will lose job: Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD: Amid looming reports of downsizing following austerity measures announced by the new PTI government, Finance Minister Asad Umar says that no employees of the PIA, Pakistan Steel Mills and the Prime Minister House will be laid off.

Speaking to the media, he said that as many as 500 employees used to work at the Prime Minister House, will now work ‘for the people of Pakistan.’

Asad Umar said the newly elected government will create employment opportunities for youth as part of its election manifesto.

He said the PTI government would take all necessary steps to retrieve the national money, which has been deposited in foreign accounts.

He said that a task force has been made to curb money laundering and it will present its report in two weeks. He said the overseas assets of Pakistanis will fully be disclosed in the report.

He said that only in Dubai, Pakistanis have invested 8 billion dollars. He highlighted that for the formation of a “Naya Pakistan”, his party needs the consistent support of the people.

Finance Minister said all out resources will be used for generation of revenue. He said our immediate focus will be on giving relief to pensioners and widows.

Giving a road-map of his priorities and policies in his televised address to the nation on Sunday, PM Imran Khan said currently there were 524 employees deployed at the PM House, but he would use only two for domestic service.

Imran Khan said he would decline to use the heavy fleet of armoured vehicles except two owing to security threats. He announced to auction rest of the vehicles to support the national kitty.

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