Will PM Imran continue office work on Eid?
ISLAMABAD: AS Pakistan will be celebrating Eid-ul-Azha on August 22, it will just be another day for Prime Minister Imran Khan that he will spend working at his official residence, reports said here.
PM Imran has reportedly decided not to go to his private residence, Bani Gala, on Eid-ul-Azha and instead he will be spending the holidays working at his military secretary’s residence.
Mr. Khan has already moved to a three-bedroom home assigned to the PM’s military secretary, instead of the PM House.
The former cricket hero said it was shameful that the sprawling prime minister’s house had 524 staff and a fleet of 80 vehicles, 33 of them bulletproof. The cars are to be sold off with only two kept for the new prime minister.
“I want to tell my people, I will live a simple life, I will save your money,” he said.
The newly sworn-in PM used his first address to the nation to rail against waste as his country faces a severe economic crisis.
He also used his Sunday evening address to call on the rich to start paying taxes and for Pakistani’s living overseas to send their money back to domestic banks to help the country’s foreign currency crisis.
Mr Khan also spoke of his country’s need to tackle poverty and malnutrition and promised to reduce some of the world’s highest maternal death rates and infant mortality rates.
He said Pakistan was in severe danger from climate change and spoke about the need to educate the 22.8 million Pakistani children who are out of school.