LAHORE, ISLAMABAD– Taking notice on report aired by Dunya News, Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan has on Saturday taken notice of monarchist-like life style of Punjab’s bureaucracy.
As per details garnered, PM Khan has summoned report in this regard from special branch in three days.
In Punjab, the sumptuous and luxurious official residences cover area as much as 8975 kanal whereas the property’s monetary value is estimated at whopping Rs403.11 billion. Moreover, the maintenance charges of these residences cost provincial exchequer Rs10.41 billion every year.
The date further states that each official is granted mansion-like residence of 10-104 kanal with 10-52 servants in each bungalow.
Overall, 19278 servants are performing duties whereas Punjab govt spends mammoth Rs15.12 billion per year on servants in terms of salaries only. On an average, a 5 to 25 kanal official residence renovation and repair cost 5 to 15 lacs a year. In addition, another 2 to 5 lacs are usually spent over the transformations of different sorts after every two year which are not included in the annual budget rather being used through discretionary developmental funds or allocated funds.
Most of the residences have servants range in between 10 to 52. Around 19, 278 servants are serving at the official residences in Punjab who are being paid around 5.12 billion rupees as salaries and allowances.
Official residences on 5206 kanals are constructed for the government officials. Some of these residences have value in crores. GOR One spreads over 1600 kanals which costs 168 billion. More than 1400 kanals have the constructions of official residences where the higher officials of government are living a luxurious life of British era.
Speaker, deputy speaker, chief secretary IG Punjab, commissioner, secretaries and all higher officials are given the residences here. These residences repair cost 550 million a year and 822 millions are separately allocated as fix charges against these lavish residences for gas, electricity and water bills. Each government official salary ranges in between 10 to 55 lacs monthly.
GOR2 spread over the land of 1312 kanals and cost 52 billion whereas GOR3 is of 208 kanals and has a value of 38 billion.