Prime Minister Imran Khan has ordered to probe the huge payments made by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government to US lobbying firms on Friday.

The previous government of ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had paid huge amounts of money to US firms for lobbying.

The firms lobbied for the PML-N supremo and his government and carried out a number of surveys which depict the performance and popularity of his government above than other political parties.

Sources relayed that the prime minister directed concerned officers to submit the record of amounts paid to the US companies. He has also decided to conduct an audit of the expenses spent over Pakistan’s cases overseas during PML-N’s tenure.

The officials have also been told to provide details of the payments and the list of the lawyers who pleaded cases for Pakistan in the previous government tenure.

It is to worth mentioning here that former prime minister Benazir Bhutto had also paid US lobbying firms to come back and convinced Pervez Musharraf for NRO.