- Feb 17, 2009
ISLAMABAD: Around Rs 1.5 million were spent from national treasure on the portraits of the President Mamnoon Hussain which would be put on the President House's lounge walls.
In the past, Rs 0.9 million were spent on the portraits of the former president Asif Ali Zardari.
Meanwhile, the presidential spokesperson said that it is not good to spend so much money on the portraits, adding that the issue would be investigated.
Mamnoon Hussain as a president of Pakistan hired a photographer Qamar Pervez from Lahore for the photo shoot.
Family members of the president also have their photo shoot from the same photographer which costs Rs 1.5 lacs. Presidential spokesperson said that the bill of the family members was paid by themselves.
However, Information Ministry is of the view that it has nothing to do with the portraits of the president.
Rs 15 lacs spent on President's portraits from national treasure - thenews.com.pk