In a very interesting discovery it is been reported that a massive delegation of 200+ people proceeded to Saudi Arabia this week to ask the Saudi kings for an economic bail out package. One executive jet carried the 12 top members of the presidential delegation including Mr. Asif Zardari whilst the remaining boarded a chartered PIA jet to Saudi Arabia to pay homage to the King. The entire delegation also detoured the later on Wednesday to perform Umrah and also went to Madinah
It is ironic that while our country scrapes bread crumbs off the streets, our leaders remain busy pampering themselves with executive ministerial appointments and official tours around the world.
The News reports that the expenditure of the delegation to visit Saudi Arabia was borne by President Zardari from his own pocket, in all honesty that would most definitely be a first to see ‘peeplas‘ paying their way to an official tour but somehow this casual comment seems more like just another coverup, afterall how long will a nation trust this professional liar as he has an uncanny habit of lying through his pearly white teeth. But all said I must still give him the benefit of doubt and hope to take his word.
That said, Shaukat Tarin reports that Saudi Arabia ‘might’ offer Pakistan a bailout package but the vague terms used by Mr. Tarin do indicate a lot still remains to be ironed out before the oily deal finally comes through.