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The Cabinet has approved a proposal whereby the Prime Minister, Ministers and other Government officials would have to pay a sum of Rs.100,000 per month to the government, if they used state vehicles during the election period.

Accordingly, a monthly payment of Rs. 100,000 will be levied for each vehicle used by the Prime Minister, the Speaker of the House, the Leader of the Opposition, the Chief Ministers of the Provinces, the Deputy Speaker of the House, the Ministers, State Ministers, Deputy Ministers and those who use vehicles provided by the government or by the provincial councils as a privilege to the posts being held by them for the promotion of their Party/Candidature.

The cost of fuel should also be borne by them personally when the vehicles allocated to them are being used for the promotion of their Party/Candidature.

All costs relating to the use of aircrafts or helicopters should also be borne by them personally when the aircrafts or helicopters are being used for the promotion of their Party/Candidature.

Payments for the use of vehicles should be made to their relevant Ministries / Provincial Councils and relevant authorities. Payments relating to the use of aircrafts or helicopters should be made to the relevant institutions.