PESHAWAR: With its claim to be inducting only 15 members to the provincial cabinet to keep the government expenses less, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has so far appointed 25 ministers, advisers and assistants to the cabinet.
PTI has claimed to introduced a culture of simplicity in the province and to make the province a ‘model’ province; however, so far the Chief Minister Pervez Khattar has appointed 10 advisers and assistants in addition to ministers.
Opposition members allege that the advisers and assistants will be enjoying the same salaries and perks as par the ministers. Awami National Party and Jamiat Ulema e Islam members of provincial assembly termed it a violation of 18th amendment of the constitution.
“As per the constitution, one minister can keep only portfolio, so advisers and assistants will be just assisting the CM,” PTI’s Shaukat Yousufzai explained.