Ramiz Raja uses a bulletproof vehicle due to a security threat￼
Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Ramiz Raja has told the national assembly standing panel on Sports that utilize a bulletproof vehicle because of a security threat while Ramiz had said that his predecessors in the PCB had also used bulletproof cars.
Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Ramiz Raja has told the national assembly standing panel on Sports that he utilizes a bulletproof vehicle because of a security threat.
While answering questions on the benefits and perks he gets as chairman of the board, Ramiz said he is “not a big financial burden” on the PCB as the former national team captain, among other things, also takes care of his medical expenses.
“Ramiz did tell the committee members at one stage that he only used the bullet-proof vehicle of the board because of a security threat otherwise he avoided taking any perks from the PCB,”a source aware of the meeting proceedings said.
He expressed none of the national assembly council individuals had asked Ramiz about his future as chairman of the board after the adjustment of the government and neither did anybody question him on why he had not thought about resigning as others did before he have done at whatever point an administration changed.
“Ramiz made it clear to the committee members in the two-hour-long session that he only utilized the daily allowances, hotel and travel expenses allowed to the chairman under service rules.”
Ramiz had said that his predecessors in the PCB top job had also used bulletproof cars because of security threats.
The source said the committee members had asked Ramiz why the board had not submitted the auditor general’s report on annual expenses, to which the former skipper responded that it was a government document and available to them at any time.
“But the members told him to submit the AG’s report himself at the next meeting.”
The source said that Ramiz had confirmed that accounts of the board have been audited by the AG’s office since 2012-13.
The source said the committee members had asked Ramiz about the team’s performances, future commitments, the PSL, and tours by other foreign teams.
“Most of the members expressed satisfaction with the work done by the board since Ramiz took charge last September and also lauded the team’s performances,”he added.