Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said on Sunday that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf led government brought down the expenses of the Prime Minister House from around Rs1 billion to mere lakhs (under one million rupees).
The information minister was holding a press conference, where he said that when former prime minister Nawaz Sharif left the office, there was a debt of Rs28,000 crore.
“When people do not have money to buy medicines then how can a prime minister live lavishly?” said Fawad Chaudhry.
He further said that the government is proceeding with good intentions and the army and judiciary are at its back.
“Our politics will be criticised and praised much at the same time,” said Fawad Chaudhry.
The PTI leader said that auctioning the PM House buffaloes was a decision to make sure the message is conveyed to the public regarding austerity measures of the government.
Eight buffaloes, allegedly bought to cater to the ‘gastronomic requirements’ of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, were sold for Rs2.3 million in an auction at the PM House on Thursday.