ISLAMABAD: The government has incorporated the expenses related to the provision of security for President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani in the Finance Bill 2012-13 after they relinquish their offices.
According to the Finance Bill 2012, the government proposed amendment of Act IX of 1975 in the President’s Pension Act by inserting a clause under which suitable security, including services of personnel, vehicle or vehicles and allied matters, has been made, which will be notified in the official gazette.
In the prime minister’s salary, a new section shall be added in the Allowance and Privileges Act 1975, which states that every person who has held this office for not less than two years shall be entitled for life to the suitable security. The government will notify the specifics in official gazette and make the required arrangements.
People when asked to comment, expressed shock saying that both Prime Minister and President can take care of their security on their own expense but people are forced to lift the burden of their security.