As a part of the austerity drive, 61 out of 102 luxury vehicles of Prime Minister (PM) House have been auctioned in two phases on Monday. The incumbent government has hoped that the auction of the vehicles will add to the national treasure.

According to the advertisement, the fleet for auction includes 27 bullet-proof vehicles, several latest models of non-protected cars as well as vintage models. Potential buyers had inspected the vehicles on September 13-14 at the PM’s House during office hours.

In his inaugural speech, PM Imran Khan stressed austerity measures. The premier stated that he would only keep with himself two employees out of 524 serving at the PM House. He also stated that he would only use two cars whereas the rest 31 bulletproof cars will be auctioned.

“We will auction the vehicles. Businessmen will be invited to purchase these expensive vehicles. The money will be deposited in the national exchequer,” he added.