Bulletproof cars for ministers to cost Rs. 1.25 bln
The federal government has decided to provide bulletproof cars to all ministers of the federal government with the total cost of Rs. 1.25 billion.
According to media reports, the government has taken the decision after murder attempt on Federal Minister for Religious Affairs, Hamid Saeed Kazmi.
The incumbent government has overall 36 federal ministers and 18 state ministers, therefore, overall 54 ministers to get bulletproof cars. The range of bulletproof car starts from Rs. 20 million while a bulletproof jeep has the cost of over Rs. 25 million.
It may be recalled that the most of minister and other important personalities received life threats from terrorists and the religious minister had submitted an application to the prime minister asking a bulletproof car, one month before attack on his life.