The Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) has ordered the Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif pay Rs5.5 million back to the national exchequer he used for putting up advertisements in the newspapers.

Justice Saqib Nisar was hearing the suo motu notice over expenditure on government advertisements in the Lahore registry.

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During the hearing, Secretary Information Punjab told the court that in a month’s time over Rs120 million worth of advertisements were put up to which the CJP responded saying “If in a month’s time this amount of money was spent then in a year’s time the amount would sum up to Rs10.5 billion.”

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