ISLAMABAD : Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says national wealth should not be wasted on congratulatory advertisements. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has barred Ministries and autonomous bodies from issuing congratulatory advertisements. The Prime Minister said national wealth should not be wasted on such advertisements. He warned of strict action against those violating these directions. He said that the head of the department concerned would have to pay the amount spent on such advertisements.

He also sought explanation from President National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) and Inspector General Motorway for publishing such advertisements.