Usman Buzdar sets a new example of austerity in CMO’s expenditures

Lahore, June 15, 2021 (PPI-OT): The Chief Minister’s Office has released a comparative statement of the tenures of Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar for the financial year 2020-21 and Shehbaz Sharif (the financial year 2017-18) when resources were mercilessly wasted. During the financial year 2017-18, the overall non-salary expenditures were Rs.23.86 crores while the overall expenditures (non-salary) of CMO amounted to Rs.14.41 crores during 2020-21. Thus, a 40 per cent reduction was noted in the overall expenditures (non-salary) in the tenure of incumbent CM Usman Buzdar.

Rs.4.24 crores were spent on the repair of vehicles in 2017-18 and only Rs.1.50 crore have been appropriated in 2020-21 for the repair of official vehicles, registering a 65 per cent decrease. The Shehbaz Sharif government spent 8 crores, 99 lakh and 91 thousand on entertainment and gifts in 2017-18 while only Rs.4.40 crores were utilized in 2020-21 which is 51 per cent less than the previous government. Similarly, 3 lakh, 72 thousand litres petrol/ mobil oil/diesel was used for vehicles in 2017-18 while 2 lakh and 25 thousand litres petrol/ mobil oil/diesel were used in 2020-21. This recorded a 40 per cent saving in vehicles’ fuel.

CM Usman Buzdar said the culture of political jugglery and lavish spendings has been done away with, not only in CMO but the whole of the province. The past government wasted public money without any justification while the PTI government is the custodian of every penny, he stressed. People have first right over resources than the elite of the society. Regrettably, the elite and the mafias played havoc with the country in the past but the PTI has eliminated this plunder and the construction and repair of personal residences in the name of security has also been abolished, concluded the CM.

For more information, contact:
Office of the Chief Minister of Punjab
8-Club Road, GOR-I, Lahore, Pakistan
Tel: +92-42-99205562-3
Fax: +92-42-99205561
Website: https://cm.punjab.gov.pk/

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