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The monitoring committee, headed by the Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar, expressed “serious concerns” on Monday regarding the use of SUV / Sedan cars of over 1800cc by government officials and directed relevant authorities to stop the use of all these at once. vehicles from government officials.

The development comes as Dar chairs the second meeting of the monitoring committee to oversee the implementation of austerity measures in the Finance Division, read a statement released by the Ministry of Finance on Monday.

The meeting reviewed the implementation of the decisions of its first meeting on the implementation of austerity measures.

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“The meeting was updated on the status of the use of luxury vehicles and it was said that the majority of the allocated vehicles had been returned by cabinet members. The meeting expressed concern over the non-return of the remaining luxury vehicles and directed the cabinet department to implement the decision strictly and to get the luxury vehicles back within three days.

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The meeting also discussed withdrawing the use of safety vehicles and it was decided to implement the decision in its letter and spirit.

Meanwhile, the monitoring committee tasked the Ministry of Law and Justice to approach the higher judiciary to suggest the implementation of austerity measures in the judiciary and to approach the Chairman of the Senate and the Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan regarding the use of teleconferences for every meeting to save. time and expenditure.

The meeting was also informed that the IPC Ministry has already contacted the state governments to suggest implementation of similar austerity measures in their respective states.

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It was learned that the new timing for office work will be 7:30am to 2:30pm and up to 12.30pm on Friday starting from the first of Ramadan and will be followed in the summer season in accordance with the decision of the cabinet.

“A notification will be issued accordingly in this regard,” he said.

Meanwhile, Dar, emphasizing the current economic situation in the country, directed all concerned to speed up the implementation of austerity measures with sincerity and true spirit without any exception.