ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government continued its austerity drive on Thursday and auctioned eight buffaloes kept at the Prime Minister House.
The government managed to raise more than Rs2.3 million from the auction. The highest bid for a buffalo was Rs385,000 and three of the cattle were bought by PML-N supporters.
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The buyers will be able to pick the livestock on Friday.
The auction was held as part of the austerity drive initiated by Prime Minister Imran Khan. Earlier in September, the government sold 61 luxury cars including bulletproof vehicles parked at the PM House.
Four recent models of Mercedes, eight bulletproof BMWs, three 5000-CC SUVs and two 3000-CC SUVs of 2016 model were among the vehicles up for auction.
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PTI said on Twitter that three 2015 model Land Cruisers V8 were sold at Rs 27.4 million, Rs 26.5 million and Rs 26.1 million respectively.
Federal Minister Fawad Chaudhry told reporters that the first batch of cars were sold above their market price, saying money fetched from these cars will be deposited in the national exchequer.