Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has planned to save about forty billion rupees till June next year as part of its austerity drive, according to Radio Pakistan.

A spokesman of provincial government told our Peshawar correspondent that all the provincial government departments, autonomous and semi-autonomous bodies have been notified regarding complete ban on medical treatment abroad on public spending and any increase in allowances and salaries till June 2019.

The spokesman said abolishing discretionary funds for politicians and bureaucrats will certainly ease burden on the national exchequer.