Austere PM Shehbaz does not spend official funds on his US visit

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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has set an example of austerity as he did not spend a single penny from national exchequer on his visit to the United States to address the UN General Assembly in New York, it emerged on Sunday.

The prime minister not only bore all the expenditure of his visit but he also paid from his pocket for the expenditure of the ministers of his delegation who went with him to the US.

During his tenures as Punjab chief minister, Shehbaz Sharif had never availed any perks including salary.

Shehbaz Sharif as chief minister had also paid all the expenditures from his pocket for the official visits for ten years.—INP

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