Threat to life; Rameez Raja said that he used a bulletproof car
Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Rameez Raja revealed that he was using a bullet-proof vehicle. He informed this to the National Assembly Standing Committee on Sports.
He clarified that bullet proof vehicle is being used because of security threat. Rameez said this in response to questions about the perks he gets as chairman of the board. He clarified that he is not a liability to the board and only his medical expenses and some other expenses are the benefits he gets from the board.
“Rameez had at one point told the committee members that he used only the board’s bullet-proof vehicle because of the security threat, otherwise avoiding taking favors from the PCB,” said a source familiar with the meeting proceedings.
None of the members of the National Assembly Committee have inquired about Rameez continuing as the Chairman of the Board after the change of regime. Whenever the government changed, no one asked him why he had not thought of resigning earlier, the source said, reports the Indian Express.
During the two-hour long session, Ramiz clarified to the committee members that he used only the chairman’s daily allowances, hotel and travel expenses as per service rules. Rameez had said that his predecessors in PCB also used bullet-proof cars because of the security threat.
This is the first time Rameez is appearing before any parliamentary committee.
According to reports, Ramees had received death threats, after which he traveled in a bullet-proof car. But he did not disclose the date of the threat or further details.
During the two-hour long meeting, the committee was satisfied with Ramees’ performance and asked him to continue in future.
Despite being happy with the performance of Ramis and the board, members asked why the board had not submitted the Auditor General’s reports on annual expenditure.
Rameez has been instructed to prepare the file in the next meeting. The committee also asked Ramees to hand over the file to the committee.
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