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PM Imran to set example of austerity in his US visit.

ISLAMABAD -- Prime Minister Imran held meetings on Saturday to assess preparations of his upcoming speech and visit to US for UN General Assembly session. PM Imran sticking to his austerity drive would make a short US visit with a short delegation using a private airline. Sources said PM Imran's US visit will cost only $162000 while PM's previous US visit cost only $67000 to national exchequer. On the other hand former premier Nawaz Sharif spent $11,13142 on his US visit in 2016 while former president Asif Zardari in 2012 consumed $13,09620 from national kitty for his US visit. It may be mentioned that the prime minister travelled to the US on a commercial flight instead of a special aircraft during his last visit. He stayed at the residence of Pakistan's ambassador in Washington DC instead of a 7-star hotel, while he bore his family's expenditure himself.

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Publication:The Messenger (Karachi, Pakistan)
Date:Sep 16, 2019
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