The auction of the vehicles of the prime minister (PM) house is set to be held on Monday, September 17.

According to details, in a fulfillment of a promise made by Prime Minister Imran Khan, the auction of 102 luxury vehicles will be held on Monday in the PM house. It is pertinent to mention here that 27 of the 102 luxury vehicles are bulletproof.

Earlier on September 1, the federal government decided to immediately put a fleet of government cars for auction following the PM Imran Khan’s austerity policy. Sources mentioned that the government collectively sent 33 vehicles out on auction advertisement to reduce public expenditure from the government’s end.

The elite auction is carrying eight luxury BMW cars and four recent models of Mercedes Benz vehicles in its ad, including 16 Toyota Corolla, three Suzuki and one HTV vehicle. The sources added that the remaining cars have been spared under control of the Cabinet for welcoming foreign guests.

In the wake of Imran’s austerity drive, he is already facing criticism for using a helicopter to commute to work daily, from his residence in Bani Gala to the prime minister’s Secretariat. Taking to rescue, PTI parliamentarian Ali Muhammad Khan listed the benefits of using the helicopter.

He pointed out that using one helicopter for three minutes ends up being cheaper than taking out five to seven vehicles that go required for the PM’s on-road security. The national austerity programme also aimed to shrink the routine of official servants.