KARACHI: Following the request, Sindh Cabinet, Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has approved a proposal to purchase a vehicle worth Rs 72.52 million for official CM engagements in Islamabad .
According to official documents, a copy of which is available with The News, the Secretary General of Sindh Administration told the Sindh Cabinet that a BMW 760 under the use of the Sindh House has been declared surplus by the Secretary of the Chief Minister due to frequent repairs and had been handed over to the Protocol Cell of the General Administration Wing. Subsequently, Murad Ali Shah requested the purchase of a new vehicle for official use. The GA Secretary informed the Sindh Cabinet that quotations had been taken from two authorized dealers. Three options were submitted to the CM through a summary in which Shah endorsed the proposal to purchase a Land Cruiser 300 ZX 3.5 CC model for Rs 72.52 million.
In April 2022, the Sindh government had decided to purchase vehicles worth over Rs 1.5 billion for various ministries. Abdul Rasheed Channa, spokesman for the Sindh Chief Minister, told The News that the old vehicle had been declared redundant and it was up to the CM to order a new vehicle for official engagements in Islamabad.