‘PM Imran's family, friends performed Umrah on taxpayers' money’

Published: June 3, 2019
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 Imran Khan with first lady during performing Umrah. PHOTO COURTESY: FACEBOOK/IMRAN KHAN (OFFICIAL)

Imran Khan with first lady during performing Umrah. PHOTO COURTESY: FACEBOOK/IMRAN KHAN (OFFICIAL)

LAHORE: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has condemned the government for withdrawing the Hajj subsidy for citizens and spending taxpayers’ money on the Umrah of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s family and friends who were part of his entourage on his visit to Saudi Arabia.

“The prime minister should tell the nation how much money has been spent on these individuals who had nothing to do with the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation summit,” party spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb told reporters on Sunday.

“How many freeloaders enjoyed the ride on the hard-earned tax money of the Pakistani people?” she asked.

Aurangzeb reminded the prime minister of his pledge that he would never use a special aircraft for his travels and nobody but essential individuals would accompany him on foreign visits.

“What happened to all those tall claims?”

“He [the prime minister] dupes the nation by selling off buffaloes and sheep and spends public money on his family and friends’ lavish trips.”

The PML-N spokesperson said Imran had either shut down or slashed the funds of every public welfare programme saying that the government did not have money.

“The nation needs to know where the money for his [the prime minister] family and friends’ trip come from? It needs to know which commercial airliner the austerity-savvy prime minister use for his trip to save taxpayers’ money.”

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Reader Comments (3)

  • SM Riaz
    Jun 3, 2019 - 9:17AM

    Do as we say, not as we DID!
    Morally bankrupt league’s spokesperson assuming that people have forgotten the sight of plane loads that they took to holy land!Recommend

  • syed bashir ahmed
    Jun 3, 2019 - 11:28AM

    The noon leaguers forgot how their disgraced former PM nawaz sharif used to use PIA aircrafts for his tours with a plane load of his cronies and hawaris.Recommend

  • Amir
    Jun 3, 2019 - 11:50AM

    parties accusing the free loaders need to name who went. or are just shooting with out aiming
    Social media was a buzzed that IK wife’s ex was also part of the entourage and photos being shared. and the gentlemen being accused was a member of foreign service. Recommend

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