| GEO Pakistan|
| Shahbaz asks Zardari to scrap UK visit|
| Updated at: 1942 PST, Saturday, July 31, 2010|
MIANWALI: Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif has asked President Asif Ali Zardari to cancel his UK visit and spend the money on rehabilitation of the flood affectees.
He was talking to media after visiting the Jinnah Barrage. The CM Punjab also announced compensation of Rs 5 million for the people of Mianwali and vowed to rehabilitate the areas hit by rains as soon as possible.
Kalabagh Dam has enormous economic value but we want to take all provinces along, CM Shahbaz said. He instructed the provincial bureaucracy to left no stone unturned in rebuilding the barrage.
According to an exclusive news item carried by The News today, President Asif Ali Zardari’s official visit to the UK from August 3 to 7 will cost the taxpayers of Pakistan tons of British pounds as sources have revealed the details of what arrangements are being made.
The president will hold a few minutes meeting with the British Prime Minister David Cameron at the Chequers, despite Mr Cameron’s public insults to Pakistan on allegedly exporting terror, but the cost of his visit will be enormous.