Sharif’s appearances before JIT costs national exchequer Rs21.8M

LAHORE (Dunya News)-  Government issued mammoth sum of Rs21.8 million from national exchequer for the security of Sharif family’s members during their appearances before Panamagate joint investigation team (JIT), reported Roznama Dunya on Thursday.

All Sharifs appeared in personal capacities.

Sources privy to development told our correspondent that as many as 2523 security persons of rangers, Intelligence Bureau (IB), Frontier Corps (FC), traffic and special police were deployed in Islamabad when premier registered appearance before Panamagate JIT on June-15, thus costing national exchequer an overall expenditure of Rs38.39 lacs.

Likewise, 2547 personnel from the aforementioned departments were deployed at judicial academy and in its vicinities when Prime Minister’s daughter Maryam Nawaz showed up at judicial academy on July-5. Maryam’s protocol costed national exchequer a total expense of Rs25.67 lacs.

Similarly, 13500 security persons were deployed in the federal capital during appearances of PM’s son Hassan Nawaz and Hussain Nawaz, Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Shehbaz Sharif and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar whereas collective expenditure of Rs13.5 million were incurred on security arrangements.

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