Lahore, Apr.3 (ANI): At a time when the Pakistan government is 'reported' to be running an austerity drive, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif's personal staff are drawing their salary from the Punjab government.
According to a private television report, Sharif's Public Relations Officer (PRO) Rai Riaz, his secretary, the cameraman and the photographer are being paid by the Punjab government.
While Riaz and Sharif's personal secretary draw a hefty package of 75,000 rupees per month, the photographer and cameraman are being paid 35,000 rupees each.
Riaz is also said to be working as a consultant at the Directorate General of Public Relations (DGPR), and drawing the salary of that post.
However, PML-N Senator, Pervaiz Rasheed, has denied the report regarding Sharif's personal staff being paid from the provincial exchequer.
"None of them are part of Nawaz Sharif's personal team and they are employees of the DGPR. I am Nawaz Sharif's PRO," The Daily Times quoted Rasheed, as saying. (ANI)