ISLAMABAD - The Establishment Division on Thursday sought an explanation from Inspector General of Motorway Police for publishing a congratulatory advertisement in the national dailies.

According to well placed sources, the Motorway chief was served a notice to explain his position regarding publication of advertisement in the national dailies in which he congratulated the newly elected govt.

In a full-page advertisement appeared on June 5 in national dailies, the IG Police Motorway felicitated the newly elected democratic dispensation by highlighting the achievements of his force. The advertisement cost would be borne from the tax payers' money especially at a time when the new government is in place with clear intention of robust drive for undertaking austerity at all levels to save the cash strapped exchequer.

, bearing the burden of financial crunch and burgeoning debt.

Such advertisements by government officials and entities during the past democratic dispensation had drawn scathing criticism   political parties as well by a bench of the Supreme Court headed by Justice Jawwad S Khawaja during hearing of the media commission case.

The advertisement also carried name and picture of IG Motorway Zafar Abbas Luk giving a look of an advertisement, floated by a political party or a non-governmental organization.

Re-appearance of much politicized advertisement in the national dailies will also embarrass the new government its main priority is to efface a culture of getting political mileage by the government servants through such antics and that too at the expense of the national kitty.