January 22, 2020

British Businessman Questions The Foreign Trips of Pakistani Rulers

The people of the Republic need to be made aware of the public expenditure of rulers who make pointless visits abroad.

British businessman of Pakistani origin and founder of "Insaaf 4U", Asad Shamim has raised questions on the foreign visits of Pakistani rulers.

He has stated that visits are often been made abroad, including the United States and the United Kingdom, but the rulers have never bothered to share the cost of these trips with the public.

The reason for the trips or the purpose are also not made public.

He stated that as all matters are dealt with through the backdoor Pakistan, in the same way, the result of each or many trips are also been kept secret.

The public remains unaware as to whether there is any benefit of these high delegation visits. He further stated that it was the right of the nation to know what the purpose of the rulers' overseas trips together with details of expenditure incurred on them.

Asad Shamim is of the opinion that these details must be shared with the nation as it is the tax payers money that is being spent on wasteful trips to the UK and US.

Asad Shamim further stated the Prime Minister has announced that he is going to Davos, where thousands of dollars or pounds will be spent. However, if the visit is of no benefit to the nation then it should not happen.

There is no purpose to such visits and he considers this to be a waste of the nation's money.

He said that Pakistan is flooded with many issues and the management of the Country and the style of governance is unbearable.

He questioned where else in the world such occurrences happen that the crop is cultivated in certain Country’s out of the reach of their own people.

Unfortunately, this has become tradition in Pakistan. Despite the production of wheat in the country, the flour crisis has intensified more recently. This is a testimony to the work of the government.

Regardless of how many visits are been made abroad, unless the rule of law prevails in the Country, the problems will never be fixed.

With such problems, no Country or individual will invest in Pakistan. News to the effect that Pakistan is making progress is both misleading and false. Such statements are being made to entice investors into Pakistan.

However Asad Shamim is of the opinion that investment will only happen when there is rule of law.