Call to cut rulers’ lavish expenses for welfare
September 16, 2012: Agri Forum Pakistan Chairman Muhammad Ibrahim Mughal has called upon the rulers to cut down their lavish expenses and spend Rs 160 billion for the welfare of needy and poor. He was of the view that the federation should allocate Rs 60 billion, Punjab 50 billion, Sindh 30 billion and Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Rs 20 billion each on this account.
Talking to media persons here on Saturday, Ibrahim Mughal said this amount could be generated by cutting down the lavish expenses of rulers. He said India was extending an annual subsidy of Rs 340 billion to poor by providing cheaper flour, rice, lentils and other daily use items. “If our rulers could cut down their non-developmental, unnecessary and lavish expenses then they could provide Rs 160 billion for 100 million people of this country. We can give them flour at the rate of Rs 15 per kilogram; sugar Rs 30 per kilogram, rice at Rs 20 per kilogram and Ghee at the rate of Rs 60 per kilogram under targeted subsidy.