Nawaz Sharif to Preside / Approve Budget Meetings through Skype

While Prime Minister of Pakistan Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif is in London for a major surgery, for the first time in the history of Pakistan as well as in world history, federal budget for 2016-17 will be presented/approved by Prime Minister Sharif though Skype.

It maybe recalled that in absence of Prime Minister, as per constitution of Pakistan, there’s no room for deputy prime minister. However, there has to be an approval in place from Prime Minister of Pakistan for the budget before it is presented in National Assembly.

Therefore, now all such pre-budget meetings will be held on skype while approvals would be obtained electronically.

With such plans, the federal government is now all set to announce budget for financial year (2016-17) on June 3 without change in date, as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will be presiding over important meetings through Skype.

The National Economic Council (NEC) will meet on May 30 as per schedule while Prime Minister will preside the meeting through Skype.

All pre-budget meetings with PM will be held on skype

Before the budget for 2016-17 to be tabled in the National Assembly, Cabinet meeting will be held and it would also be presided over by the PM the same way.

According to sources, a scanned summary for budget approval would be sent to PM, and after his signature/approval, budget would be presented in the National Assembly on June 3.

However, analysts termed the use of Skype very risky for discussing budget process. According to them, there are high chances of leaks of important issues with respect to taxes, concessions, relief which may affect positively one sector but badly otherwise.

According to the spokesperson, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is in constant contact with federal ministers and cabinet members, among other concerned authorities.

“It is important to note that there are no postponements or delays in the matters pertaining to the routine functioning of the state”.

The premier’s spokesperson said that PM Nawaz will be traveling back to Pakistan on the advice of his doctors after the surgery.

PM Nawaz Sharif will undergo an open heart surgery in London on Tuesday and is likely to remain hospitalized for a whole week after the procedure.


  • Bilal Iqbal

    badla hua pakistan… nice use of Technology…Get Well Soon…

  • Akbar

    This is great despite Pm Mr Nawaz Sharif heart surgery he is still willing to serve nation. Pmln is turning Pakistan on the path of progress.keep up the good work.

    • Netherdrake

      Yeah right. By making metros and getting commission out of it. They make idiots like you fool and then you go vote for them.

    • Nawaz Arshad

      Patwari Spotted :D

    • Muhammed Ovais Alam

      After looting billions, killing thousands of people the Ahole is showing his ‘skills’.

  • Ahsan Zafar

    Kuch aesa ban raha hai new pakistan

  • ImranG

    Notanki saala. He don’t even have proper understanding of budget. All he would say what his adviser would tell him to say. If he care so much about Pakistan then why he didn’t get his treatment in Pakistan. Isn’t there any such hospital to treat him. Its shame both ways.

    • Adeel

      Because London is the favorite place of all Pakistani politicians, Shareef Family, Bhutto Family, Altaf Hussain, Musharaf, Imran Khan. They all loves london. IK ne 2 Bristish gories se shadi ki divorce k liye ?

      • ImranG

        What do you want to say just because all other politicians love to go and enjoy in London then Nawaz Shareef is excused for getting treatment there. This is not any fking enjoyment this is trust in your country. IK did not go to London for his back treatment. How retard people have to be to not understand that difference.

  • ImranG

    Get Die Soon. with all your gang of looters. These criminals are the worse than any murderer or rapist ever since its because of them millions of people are suffering.

  • Ishtiaq

    Shairrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

  • Hassan Raza

    Sorry… Awam ka fida krna chaye koi fida ni tech ka

  • Shahid Saleem

    Very surprising choice of technology, Skype. Using WebRTC over a VPN would have been much safer. Even file transfer over WebRTC is supported and free/open source p2p apps and servicesalready exist like bitfly or peerjs or simple-peer or … the list goes on and on.

    Well at least let us hope they are not using PTCL for their video conference ha ha

    • Waseem Anjum

      Shahid Saleem: Very surprising choice of technology, Skype. Using WebRTC over a VPN would have…..
      Nawaz Shareef: Wait a minute, Yeh VPN kya hota hai??? :-p

  • Ahmed Ali

    Skype is much better quality of calling than PTCL, Mobilink, Ufone ect services and cheaper.

  • Fakhre Alam

    off shore meetings

  • Adeel

    Hahaha, another IK’s popat ?

    • ImranG

      Chalo, time pe hi oqaat pata chala gayee. No need to waste any more time expecting logic from braindead zombies. Thanks for disrespecting yourself. hahahaha…

      • Adeel

        Hahahaha ?
        mehsoos dot com ??

  • ISB United

    As usuall, incorrect news once again based on rumours. Having first had knowledge i can asure you that PM will preside cabinet over dedicated and secure VC link specifically configured for this purpose onl. There is hell of dfference between Skype and Dedicated VC link.

  • Waqas Saeed

    Moron still does not know he is PM of 180 million people. cannot use private video conferencing.

  • Adnan

    Seriously? I don’t think it’s a TECH news?

  • Muhammed Ovais Alam

    Waise mannay wali baat hai kay Panama ki waja se ab issay aisay dramay krnay par rhe hain.