LAHORE: All members of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif’s delegation visiting China bore official trip expenses,

said a handout issued on Friday.

Industrialist included in the delegation as well as Provincial Minister for Law Rana Sanaullah and Chairman LTC Khawaja Ahmad Hasaan bought their plane ticket as well as paid their hotel charges and all other expenses. When a journalist pointed out this fact, the chief minister said that his ministers and political companions always pay the expenses on their visit abroad and it is better to do so instead to putting burden on national exchequer.

Shahbaz Sharif said that the Pakistan Muslim League government set the tradition to send talented students on foreign tours by curtailing their own expenditure.