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PM Shehbaz Sharif Enforces Ban on Red Carpets at Official Events

PM Shehbaz Sharif Enforces Ban on Red Carpets at Official Events

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has taken a significant step towards austerity measures by imposing a ban on the use of red carpets for official events, particularly for protocol purposes. Expressing discontent over the prevalent use of red carpets during such occasions, the Prime Minister has directed that they will no longer be utilized for government officials and federal ministers during official events, except for diplomatic ceremonies.

This directive from Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif reflects the government’s commitment to prudent spending and resource management. It aligns with the broader austerity measures implemented by the government to streamline expenses and promote fiscal responsibility.

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In addition to the ban on red carpets, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and his cabinet members have voluntarily decided to forego their salaries and perks as part of the government’s austerity drive. This decision underscores their dedication to leading by example and prioritizing the nation’s welfare over personal benefits.

The issuance of a notification by the Cabinet Division in accordance with the Prime Minister’s directive further solidifies the implementation of this austerity measure across government departments.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has reiterated that austerity measures remain a top priority for the government, emphasizing the need for disciplined financial management to address economic challenges effectively. This move reflects a concerted effort to ensure transparency, accountability, and responsible governance in Pakistan.