Muhammad Abubakar Umer, Prime Minister (PM) Shehbaz Sharif’s focal person on digital media, in a tweet has said that PM has paid for his own stay during his visit in New York last to attend the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
It was being reported that PM stayed at The Plaza hotel on tax payer’s money in New York where a single room costs around $900 per night. However, according to AbuBakar, Shehbaz not only paid for his own stay but for his tickets also.
The focal person also claimed that during his ten year tenure Chief Minister of Punjab, Shehbaz Sharif had also paid all expenditures for official visits from his own pocket.
Regarding the prime minister’s choice to remain in The Plaza, Umer stated that it was the responsibility of the US secret service to assure the safety of the dignitaries attending the UNGA. Only those hotels that have received authorisation from the US secret service were allowed to host the visitors.