*ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Imran Khan has ordered ban on overseas medical treatment of ministers and other top officials.*
Federal ministers, state ministers, cabinet members and all advisers and assistants can no longer go abroad for medical treatment on the government’s expense, ordered PM Khan during the Federal Cabinet meeting today. ‘The ban has come into place with immediate effect.’
The Cabinet Division has also issued a notification in this regard. The notification says the order also applies on federal secretaries and divisional in-charge(s) of different ministries.
Information Minister, Fawad Chaudhry, on August 24 had announced several austerity measures taken by the government including auction of surplus government vehicles, extension in working hours at government offices, and revamping of several institutions.