The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to rent government planes for private purposes.
Social media users are claiming that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly has enacted special legislation to allow private individuals to use government aircraft.
This claim is absolutely correct.
On November 14, several Twitter accounts tweeted that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government was introducing new rules to allow former prime minister Imran Khan to use government helicopters even though he currently held no public office.
A Twitter user wrote that ‘KP Assembly is adopting Imran Khan’s rules for using helicopters, charlatan leaders, zombie followers.
Another Twitter user tweeted that ‘Imran Khan Niazi used the helicopter of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa recklessly. “
This news circulating on social media is true. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly has drafted a bill to amend the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ministers (Salary, Allowances, and Perks) Act, 1975.
A copy of this bill is also available with Geofactcheck.
The bill, dated November 2, is entitled The Ministers of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Salaries, Allowances, and Perks) (Second Amendment) Act 2022 as proposed legislation, to insert a new section in the original Act, which states: The Chief Minister, any Minister, Advisor or Special Assistant to the Chief Minister or any Government servant may allow the use of Government aircraft or helicopters at Government expense.
Any government aircraft or helicopter may be used for private purposes on payment of charges prescribed by the Government from time to time after prior approval and availability of the Chief Minister.
The Bill further states that the persons authorized to use the aircraft by the Chief Minister may take with them as many assistants and other persons as may be required.
The bill further states that all such official or recreational travel by officials or persons shall be deemed valid from November 1, 2008, and “no question of any lack of procedure or approval shall be entertained.” Will do.