ISLAMABAD - A government spokesman on Saturday said that Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and his family had performed Umrah on their personal expenses.

The spokesman, in a statement, said a campaign was being carried out by a section of media stating the prime minister and his family members and relatives had performed Umrah on the government expenses, which was baseless.

He said the prime minister and his family every year spent the last ten days of the holy month of Ramazan in Saudi Arabia and bore all the expenses themselves in that regard.

This year also, the spokesman said, his relatives reached Saudi Arabia at their own expenses through PIA’s different commercial flights while the prime minister along with his family and limited staff travelled to Jeddah through PIA’s commercial flight PK0-741 and the media was informed in that regard.