Lahore: Sharif Family, one of the most politically influence families in the country, and ministers of Punjab province have deputed 876 security personnel to protect their homes, offices and family members.
These security personnel giving round the clock security duty are from police and Elite Force.
The cost of their salaries, vehicles and other expenses is millions of rupees annually to national wealth.
“But the other scene in the province is hundred of incidents of roberies, terrorism and kidnappings are being held everyday making the law and order situation bad to worse,” security officials told.
Over 100 of security personnel are deputed only for the protection of head of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz Sharif and his family.
“They are basically responsible for protection of Nawaz Sharif, Captain Safdar, son in law of Nawaz, Mariam Nawaz, Hussain Nawaz, Kulsoom Nawaz and kids of the family,” the sources revealed.
“Any movement of these persons means consumption of official resources and such scenes are common in Raiwind, the area where house of Sharif family is situated,” they added.
They say security guards for Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif and his family inlcuding Hamza Shahbaz, Salman Shahbaz and Nusrat Shahbaz are in addition to guards of Nawaz family.
“Deploying government personnel on personal protection is creating a VIP culture in the province,” the sources said.
“To improve law and order situation in the province, it would be better for Sharif family to withdraw their guards or at least decrease the number to minimum.”