Islamabad: The Pakistan government on Monday sold for Rs 180 million as many as 62 vehicles in the first batch of bulletproof cars’ auction as part of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s austerity drive, the media reported.
According to a Geo News report, seven luxury bulletproof cars were among the cars sold in the auction. Two bomb proof cars did not find buyers.
Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry told reporters that the first batch of vehicles were “sold above their market price”.
Four recent models of Mercedes, eight bulletproof BMWs, three 5000CC SUVs and two 3000cc SUVs of 2016 model were among the vehicles up for sale.
Moreover, 24 Mercedes Benz of 2016 model were also part of the auction. Two of the cars are 4,000cc bullet-proof vehicles, the report said.
Forty Toyota cars which included a 2004 Lexus, a 2006 Lexus SUV, and two 2004 model Land Cruisers were also up for sale.
Other vehicles that were auctioned included eight Suzuki cars, five Mitsubishi vehicles, nine Hondas and two jeeps.
The auction was a part of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government’s austerity measures.
“A reminder that all this recovery will go back into serving the people of Pakistan under the Prime Minister’s austerity drive. It is these efforts that will add up to a revolution in leadership mindset in Pakistan,” the PTI tweeted.