Another 41 vehicles including bullet-proof cars of PM House to be auctioned
ISLAMABAD: In continuation of its austerity drive, the government is set to auction off remaining 41 vehicles of the Prime Minister House in the next phase.
The remaining vehicles also include a couple of bomb-proof cars.
On Sep 18, 61 of the 102 luxury and surplus vehicles parked on the lawns of PM House were auctioned off at a ceremony attended by bidders.
During the first phase, the vehicles that were auctioned off included eight BMWs, three cars of 2014 model and three 5000cc SUVs and two 3000cc SUVs of 2016 model.
The list also contained four Mercedes Benz cars of 2016 model. Two of them are 4,000cc bullet-proof vehicles.
There were 16 Toyota cars as well. One of them was 2004 Lexus car, one 2006 Lexus SUV and two 2004 Land Cruisers. Eight cars ranged from 2003 to 2013 models.
Apart from these, four bullet-proof Land Cruiser vehicles of 2015 model were also up for auction. Apart from that, there was one Honda Civic 1800cc car and three Suzuki vehicles, including two Cultus cars and one APV, all of them were 2013 models. The list also included a 1994 model Hino bus.
Premier Imran Khan, in his first address to the nation, announced the austerity drive and said to decline the use of heavy fleet of armoured vehicles except two owing to security threats. He announced to auction rest of the vehicles to support the national kitty.
After the auction, Information Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain told media that 70 vehicles had been auctioned off. He said the bombproof and bulletproof vehicles, which were classified as ‘protected’ vehicles, would be offered fo