Defence Minister Khawaja Mohammad Asif has claimed that a Pakistani bureaucrat’s daughter received Rs. 720 million (USD $2.8m) at her wedding in salaami. Not revealing the identity of the bureaucrat, the minister also claimed that a whopping Rs. 1.2 billion (USD $4.6m) were collected in salaami at the wedding of the first daughter of the same bureaucrat.
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During a session of the National Assembly, Asif alleged that the person collecting salaami was stuffing money in a shopping bag. The minister narrated the incident in Parliament to bring attention to the extravagant lifestyles of the rich in Pakistan and lack of accountability of income sources.
Source: Express Tribune