ISLAMABAD (Online) - Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has issued new policy about the foreign visits of ministers, government officials and other senior officials.
According to sources, PM Gilani issued the new policy to control unnecessary expenditures and discourage needless foreign tours.
According to the new policy, Pakistani Embassy in that country would be informed before the visit and the related person will pay the hotel booking dues if his visit is canceled due to any reason.
The ministers, bureaucrats and other senior officials have to get formal permission from Finance Ministry about the expenditures of the visits.
The policy further noted that the related ministry would pay daily allowances to the officials during their visits while they themselves pay accommodation charges.

This news was published in The Nation newspaper. Read complete newspaper of 23-Dec-2010 here.