Sources in PCB said on Wednesday that the order to buy the vehicles had been placed and the delivery was expected soon. - File photo
Sources in PCB said on Wednesday that the order to buy the vehicles had been placed and the delivery was expected soon. - File photo

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board is in the process of purchasing two luxury vehicles costing Rs 12.5 million for the use of high ups, ignoring recent orders of the government not to buy new cars.

Sources in PCB said on Wednesday that the order to buy the vehicles had been placed and the delivery was expected soon.

A purchase order worth Rs 7.5 million was placed to buy a Honda Jeep for the use of the Chief Operating officer, Subhan Ahmed, and a Toyota Jeep costing Rs 5 million was also being bought for the use of Director General, PCB, Javed Miandad.

The purchase of these latest vehicles is in clear violation of the government policy and defies the order of the newly appointed interim Chairman of the PCB, Najam Sethi, who urged the PCB financial advisors to cut down expenses in the annual budget of PCB, to be presented later this month or early next month.

“There is no need to buy such costly jeeps which will put the already financially crippled PCB under further burden,” said some employees of the board, seeking anonymity.

They said that the purchase of these vehicles at a time when the government has imposed a ban on buying new vehicles shows that PCB authorities are not bothered to abide by the orders.

“We appeal to the interim Chairman of the PCB to look into the matter and stop the purchase of these jeeps as it will put extra financial burden on the kitty of the Board,” they said adding that there are many unused cars available for the officers already.

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Syed Jamal
Jun 27, 2013 10:56am

Wholesale plunder everywhere. Where is honesty???

Rogers Evans
Jun 27, 2013 12:50pm

Any comments will not make any difference on these corrupt officials . PCB is a gold mine. Please keep digging and enjoy the luxury life.

shado
Jun 28, 2013 04:00am

So you think director, should drive arround in a bolan?? HUH!!!

Naeem Syed
Jun 28, 2013 02:27pm

Let Subhan Ahmed and Javed Miandad pay for the vehicles if they really want them. They should use their own transport to come to work just like every one else. In fact maybe it is time to retire them now.

Hasib
Jun 28, 2013 06:34pm

Since when did honda and toyota become luxury vehicles? Atleast they should have bought lexus.... we all know their final destination :)