Security for CM, Shahbaz Sharif, to cost Rs200 million (US $2.5 Million)

Apparently, the Punjab government is considering spending more than Rs200 million of tax payers money on Mian Shahbaz Sharif’s security. The budgeted amount will be spend on obtaining high tech gadgets, sniff dogs, bla bla, so the provincial government could safeguard our ‘national’ asset.

What say you guys? I say if Mian shab doesn’t feel safe in the current environment then maybe he should let someone else take over his position. We are begging IMF for loan these days and so its mind boggling that provincial govt. is considering spending this hefty sum on security of one (or few) individuals. Common Mian shab, we know you are better than this!!!

6 Comments so far

  1. sharj on November 15th, 2008 @ 7:29 am

    In suicide attack you can’t say who is next?
    do you have a better alternative for CM?

  2. wkhang on November 15th, 2008 @ 2:37 pm

    Bullshit !!!!!

  3. paknation on November 15th, 2008 @ 6:02 pm

    If CM delivers for Lahore, $2.5 million is not a big amount, if in returns Punjab gets growth and it is a better place.

  4. Lost Warrior (lostwarrior) on November 16th, 2008 @ 2:42 am

    Well…This post made me create a metblogs account so thanx Mr tperacha. I just smelled smoke here, felt like something is burning. Are you sure you have no links to His Honorable Mr Salman Taseer & His lobby. Let’s put Mr Sahrif aside and put any Mr xyz on CM seat, don’t u think he would be spending same amount of money for this porpose? Does u know the security budget of His excelincy President of Pakistan? Now I am putting back Mr Sharif on his seat and don’t u think he deserve to be protected? I don’t think any of our valueable politicion is suppose to be taking the 2nd breath if we lived in a good honorable country but here only criminals can be politicians. I kind of suspect that our president is running his own criminal network and have his own Mafia. Atleats Mr Sharif is showing some respect to common people and working for him. Go look in Punjab’s burocreacy. They had to work just because of him. I am not saying he’s very good person to lead our country. But he’s not as dirty as everyone else. Please give him some credit for that. Thanx

  5. tperacha on November 16th, 2008 @ 4:16 am

    @lost warrior…this news was reported by Dawn so had it been reported by Daily times then maybe you cud have accused me to be part of mr. taseer’s lobby :)

    to your 2nd question…the article states that the amount being spend on mr. sharif is equivalent to what is being spent for mr. zardari.

    i was in lahore during mr. sharif’s first tenure and saw first hand the great work he did. however dude, we should be entitled to question the very same leaders that we elect when they make these extravagant spending. i just feel that in present circumstances this amount is little too much. however, if guys like ‘pakntion’ believe that he is worth all this spending then i absolutely have no problem as the people of punjab elected him and if the majority feel s that this is no big deal then i’m with majority.

  6. kaami on November 18th, 2008 @ 12:18 am

    Please rest assured that no good news is coming in the near future, all we would see is continued flight of capital (as earlier predicted) and blatant exhibition of stupidity. This is a price we will have to pay for the choices we have made.

    As for Shahbaz, unlike his dumb brother he is a good Municipal Administrator, nothing more, nothing less. If people of Punjab think its worth spending that much on such qualification, then so be it. However, there is no need to sanitize these folks. Sharif’s along with the Zardari’s are the biggest thieves that this forgiving nation has produced. Sharif’s also have distinction of pioneering and perfecting the art of looting banks by directly opening the doors of treasury, Zardari also took to this innovation to heart and together these thieves deprived the nation of hundreds of millions. During the political juggling of the nineties, whenever the govt changed hands, bank Presidents were announced even before the cabinets. Any body remembers Tajamul Hussain, Younis Dalia, Shaukat Kazmi, Younus Habib and the NDFC chairman I forgot his name. Also, please do not forget the unaccounted for funds of "Qarz Uttaro Mulk Sanwaro", "Saver Raffle" and Foreign Currency Account siezure.

    These trend setters dramatically widened the scope of political corruption, which before that was limited to plot, permit and licenses. Hence they are a “National Asset” to be protected at any cost by the treasury.

    As for majority, your contention is right but, remember and I quote, "If 50 million people say a wrong thing, it is still a wrong thing"

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