Apart from luxury cars, the government, facing huge debts and liabilities, plans to auction eight buffaloes kept by deposed and jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif at the PM House for his "gastronomic requirements", a senior aide to Khan said last week.
Sidhu has been championing the opening of the corridor ever since he visited Imran Khan's oath-taking ceremony in Pakistan. He was responding to questions regarding infiltration going on from Pakistan to India despite Imran Khan taking over as Prime Minister.
Khan has also said he would pursue closer ties with Saudi Arabia's arch-rival Iran. But on Monday, VK Singh was quoted by ANI, " Did you expect any change from a man propped up by Army? The question is that he was propped up by the Army.
Khan also said undocumented Bengali immigrants living in Pakistan would be given passports. The army still rules.
The US, which holds the lion's share of voting rights at the Washington-based fund, has already said it is reluctant to agree a bailout that would only pay off the interest on existing loans from China.
Any deal with Riyadh is likely to need assurances the kingdom can count on Pakistan's support against Iran, analysts said. "Let's wait&watch how things move, whether a person remains under army's control or doesn't".
"India's policy is very clear".
India is skeptical of the independence in the functioning of the civilian dispensation in Pakistan.
"The Prime Minister will meet Saudi leadership and will discuss regional and worldwide issues", another senior government official told AFP. "We continue to subject these people to unfair treatment", the Pakistani prime minister said at a public event in the southern port city of Karachi Sunday night. "We can not afford adventurism". "The Islamabad declaration is a part of our history".