ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood on Tuesday said that former president Asif Ali Zadari had spent Rs1.42 bn from the national exchequer on his 134 foreign tours , ARY News reported.
Addressing a press conference following a federal cabinet meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the chair, Mehmood said that Zardari as president had spent 257 days out of the country. He further said that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had spent Rs 1.84 bn on his foreign torus.
On the occasion, the minister said that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s upcoming trip to the United States would be the cheapest visit in the country’s history.
Mehmood said that the prime minister would stay in Pakistan’s embassy during his visit to US and added that his security staff, however, would stay at a three star hotel.
He further said that the cabinet meeting decided to launch investigations against former defence minister Khawaja Asif for holding ‘Iqama’ and working as an adviser in a Dubai firm.
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