LAHORE: Governor Punjab Salman Taseer sent a summary to the provincial government to release an amount of Rs25 million rupees to purchase a Mercedes Benz.
The summary was sent to the Chief Minister on November 9, 2009, but was rejected on the grounds that the province was suffering from financial problems.
In a shocking follow-up the summary has now been approved by the federal cabinet and the prime minister.
Additional chief secretary Sami Hameed and Finance Secretary Tariq Mehmood have further requested the chief minister to consider the request as a 'special case'. When contacted, the spokesman of the Governor House said that the current vehicle is not in a good condition which is why a demand fo the new car was made.
No funds have been released yet.