Purchasing BMWs for governor-KP stir controversy

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Kamran Bangush says summary to procure 3 units of BMWs for governor 4-month-old and filed
FAQIR HUSSAIN
PESHAWAR
The chief minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) did not approve to purchase of three units of BMW vehicles for Governor Shah Farman’s official visits to merged districts.
The governor’s secretariat had sent a summary four months ago demanding the approval of the vehicles, however, the provincial spokesperson claimed that the summary has been rejected.
Kamaran Bangush clarified in a statement that the news item appearing on the media regarding the summary are old and did not get the approval of the CM-KP.
“Purchase of 3 UNITS OF BMW (ARMORED) VEHICLES” had not been accepted he added.
He said that the provincial government following the austerity measures and had filed the summary months ago.
According to the summary, the Governor KP along with other VVIPs pay visits to merged districts for the monitoring of special development initiatives undertaking by the provincial government. Therefore, the provincial government should release funds for the purchase of 3 BMW bulletproof vehicles for Governor KP.
It’s further stated that besides, the poor condition of the vehicles being used by the governor the prevailing law and order situation in the province and merged area, it is essential to purchasing vehicles for the governor’s security.
The summary went viral on social media caused massive criticism by the people that how the provincial government spending public money on three units of BMW worth RS 115,114,110.
Finance Minister Timur Jhagra said in a tweet claimed that “This proposal made never saw the light of day. It was not approved and filed.”