Bomb Proof Mercedes Maybachs on their way to PM House

Black Maybach

The 19th SAARC summit is a diplomatic summit, which was originally scheduled to be held in Islamabad, Pakistan on 15-16 November, 2016. The summit was to be attended by eight SAARC members along with several other dignitaries. However, due to the growing tensions in the region, this conference has been postponed till a more suitable date.

In the latest development, the Government of Pakistan ordered several top of the line bomb-proof 2017 Mercedes Maybach S600 for the security purposes of these high level dignitaries. However, sources report that since the SAARC summit has been postponed, these cars are expected to be used for the transportation purposes of Prime Minister and several other high level federal ministers of Pakistan. Here it should be mentioned that a non-bullet proof 2017 Mercedes Maybach S600 costs $191,300 (PKR 20,038,675), add in the cost of making it bomb-proof, this cost raises significantly. Furthermore, sources also reveal that these cars are Non-Import duty. And if the import duty is considered, then each car would cost around PKR 120 Million worth of tax payers’ money.

  • Waleed Ahmed

    Ahh!! Let them enjoy, Hopefully these are their LAST days !! Hopefully!!

  • Waqas

    You mean last days in world?

  • Waleed Ahmed

    No, in Govt.

  • Idiot Pakistani

    For every 100 rupees charge on mobile sim , Rs 25 are deducted, on biscuits, chips, medicines etc we buy from market we have to pay a hefty TAX , government should use bomb proof CIVICs upto most, not these cars….

  • Eric_T

    I hope the proof-ness is tested soon while the haramis are inside :/

  • Saad

    These were for the SAARC attendees which includes heads of states of various nations. Which means that these cars are for the protection of VVVIP guests and of course I’d let my tax ruppees pay for our guest’s protection. Got a problem with that?

  • Saad

    These were for the SAARC attendees which includes heads of states of various nations. Which means that these cars are for the protection of VVVIP guests and of course I’d let my tax ruppees pay for our guest’s protection. Got a problem with that???

  • saaad

    These were for the SAARC attendees which includes heads of states of various nations. Which means that these cars are for the protection of VVVIP guests and of course I’d let my tax ruppees pay for our guest’s protection. Got a problem with that??

  • § }{

    Saad….I think we got your point the first time around mate 😛

    However, I think most people have less of a problem with the bomb proofing costs and more of a problem with the type of car, specs, and brand on which our money is being spent.

  • Raja Maja

    Saad i would second you, if we keep our dignity by providing comfort to our distinguished guest.

  • Guest

    Guest

  • Eric_T

    Indeed I got a problem with that – they’re not being used for the original purpose are they? Moreover, there are cheaper options for bombproof vehicles than bloody Maybachs! Even more appalling and shameful is the fact that our country’s lumber one agencies aren’t able to provide enough security to not need such extensive measures.

  • Eric_T

    If your idea of ‘dignity’ is shameful and opulent waste of limited resources then so be it. Such pseudo-honor is quite a delusion.

  • H__3

    Get well soon

  • Eric_T

    Exactly! Plus they will now be used by Sharif and touts not SAARC attendees? This is an old trick in Pakistan: Get funds/resources in the name of something very critical then use them personally. How many Govt officers homes are littered with Govt vehicles not being used for Official purposes but instead used for family and friends?

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