ISLAMABAD - The federal cabinet has decided to abolish discretionary funds for ministers, MPs and the prime minister.
Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry criticised the previous government for doling out huge funds to MNAs. He said former premier Nawaz Sharif in his last year as premier used Rs21 billion as part of the discretionary funds. MPAs were given Rs30b, he said.
If required we will bring a legislative amendment to implement the change, he added.
Previously, Nawaz used to "distribute" projects during rallies in various parts of the country, Fawad said, adding that this will no longer happen.