Expensive vehicles

Monday, September 28, 2009

According to a news item, President Zardari bought expensive vehicles donated by Libya for 15 per cent of their value. Although the president did not break any rules in buying the expensive vehicles for only Rs9.1million, I can’t help thinking that it would have been much better if the vehicles had been donated to the state to be sold by public auction.

The money thus obtained (Rs50 million at least) could have been given to the poor for buying flour. How long will we have to wait before we get leaders who want to help the poor instead of enriching themselves?

Shakir Lakhani
The News, September 28, 2009