Sindh govt bans purchase of new official cars


KARACHI: Following the federal government’s footsteps, the Sindh government on Saturday launched an austerity drive.

A spokesperson for Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said the provincial government has banned the purchase of new official cars as part of the austerity drive.

The cabinet has approved the ban on the purchase of new vehicles for official use, the spokesperson added.

According to the spokesperson, the ban will be in place for three years.

Addressing a meeting of the Sindh cabinet, the provincial chief minister said, “I want to draft a new policy regarding use of official vehicles and a grade 17 officer should be given a car that is bought on the lease.”

“Government officials should pay installments for the vehicles themselves,” Shah said while adding that the vehicles will be handed over to the officials when the installments are completely paid off.