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Benefits for ex-PMs

THE prime minister is entitled to unimaginable perks once he leaves his office even if he has served the office for even a single minute.

At the cost of the taxpayers’ hard-earned money, the former prime ministers are entitled to a lifetime of perks, including car, fuel, air tickets, servants, telephone facilities, free electricity and water, personal staff and a sprawling bungalow with security in the heart of the country’s capital.

There is a need to change the law which provides these outrageous facilities to the former prime ministers, including caretaker premiers, and make it mandatory that the minimum period to be eligible for these perks should not be less than three years in office.

DR IRFAN ZAFAR Islamabad


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Sayyed
Jul 27, 2012 02:02pm
Who will pass this law? Not the looters & plunderers politicans we have seen in this country. May Allah send some honest person who loves the country more than self.
Muhammad Iqbal Usman
Jul 27, 2012 07:37am
Govt.collecting TAX by force only for the benefits of MNA ,MPA and BABO for doing nothing for the Country. People r crying for high price of essential itemsd
Waqar Saleem
Jul 27, 2012 04:39am
And PM's who have been disgracefully ousted should be exempt from these perks.
Shamil Ahmad
Jul 27, 2012 04:51am
Indeed agreed. For a poor country like us, such perks and previlages are certainly not affordable. And even in richer and more devloped countries like UK and USA, there is no such practice. This is indeed very shamefull.
DevilHunterX
Jul 27, 2012 04:52am
They are already rich, doubt they need any of the perks.
Noorani
Jul 27, 2012 05:48am
A car, no less than BMW, Air tickets ...First Class, Servants 24/7....at least three with eight hours shift, Free Telephone including International calling facility (to call their children --who are of -course settled in the West), Free Electricity with no load shedding and no limit on number of air conditioners, Free Water with swimming pool, Personal Staff to polish their shoes, Bungalow with basement to store black money (Swiss accounts are out of fashion --CJ has an eye to see thru the vaults), Security Guards from a foreign country as local security guards have become more trigger happy and do not hesitate to turn the guns on their bosses. The PM deserve all the above for serving the poor nation, Islamic Republic of Pakistan so diligently.
sbkhattak
Jul 27, 2012 07:23am
Is not PM, Speaker, Senate Chairman all enjoys the same types of facilities with a slight difference. All these rules needs to ousted.
zafar
Jul 27, 2012 09:20am
Pity the nation
Mahmood A Minhas
Jul 27, 2012 03:00pm
This country is made only for privilige class and not for poor and tax payer.
Anwar
Jul 27, 2012 10:02pm
When IndiaPM Mr Gujral retired his house owner threw him out for not paying one month rent in advance.
marghoob ahmed
Jul 27, 2012 06:44pm
They are all busy in plunder. GOD may save Pakistan.
Javed
Jul 27, 2012 08:47pm
ALLAH ALMIGHTY has a way to prove that a corrupt nation shall be forced upon with corrupt rulers.
ahmed
Jul 27, 2012 08:11am
This reminds me of our first Governor General, Quaid -e- Azam who used to take Re 1 as his pay only to prove that he was the servant of a newly created country with weak economy.
S. Malik
Jul 30, 2012 07:04pm
This system only exists Pakistan. Some of the richest countries in the world such as the US and Britain only pay a modest pention to their former heads of the state.