ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry shared on Monday that party chief Imran will take all security measures after being sworn in as country’s prime minister.
However, he added that Imran’s protocol and expenses will minimised.
Chaudhry, while speaking to media, further remarked that the expenses of the ministers will be reduced as well. “Each minister owns at least eight cars. We need to reduce these expenses. There is no point in keeping these many vehicles.”
On August 6, Imran, who is expected to become the country’s next prime minister, had expressed his displeasure over official protocol given to him while travelling from Bani Gala to a private hotel in Islamabad.
The PTI chief remarked: “I was given official protocol [while coming here today] — the country cannot be run like this.”
Following Imran’s directions, PTI leader Naeem-ul-Haque had sent back some vehicles of Rangers and FC.
“When Khan sahab was leaving his house today, he found out that the government had sent for him the protocol which is given to prime ministers. It included many vehicles of security agencies, along with cars of Rangers and FC. We stopped the Rangers and FC cars,” he had shared.
‘DECISIONS FINALISED ON ALL MATTERS INCLUDING CABINET’:
Earlier in the day, Chaudhry had said that the PTI has finalised decisions on all matters of the government including the cabinet.
He was speaking to reporters outside the Parliament ahead of the inaugural session of the 15th National Assembly.
“We have requested the opposition to [start] a new tradition and work with the government,” said Chaudhry.
PTI leads the race with the most number of seats in the National Assembly (158 seats in total; 125 general, 28 women and five minorities). Party chairman Imran Khan, widely touted to be the country’s next prime minister, is expected to take oath later this week.
“The nation has banked its hopes on Imran Khan, and we have also put our trust in him,” Chaudhry remarked, as he admitted that it was “slightly daunting” to see so many hopes of a better future for the country linked to the party.
PTI vice-president Shah Mahmood Qureshi told reporters the party will do its best to deliver on the public’s expectations.
“We will work day and night to resolve the country’s problems,” he vowed.
The PTI leader added that decision on where Imran Khan would reside after becoming prime minister would be made soon.