Defence Minister Khawaja Mohammad Asif made the shocking assertion that a Pakistani bureaucrat’s daughter received Rs72 crore ($2.8 million) at her wedding in salaami; the custom of giving money as a gift to the bride and groom from parents, family, and guests.
In addition, the minister asserted that a staggering Rs 1.2 billion (US $4.6 million) in salaami was collected at the wedding of the first daughter of the same bureaucrat, who he claimed is a grade 21 public employee but didn’t tell the name.
“I was directly informed by Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi who attended the wedding of a bureaucrat’s daughter. Someone from his constituency was gathering salaami, “Asif remarked on Friday during a meeting of the National Assembly.
“When Elahi asked him how much money he had so far collected, he said, “Rs720 million and counting.” He was placing the cash in a bag” Asif informed the Parliament.
Who was the beaurcrat? Tahir Khurshid, who earned tens millions for posting and appointments in the area, was revealed as the mysterious character by TV host Rauf Klasra. Mr. TK eventually relocated to Islamabad, where he was employed as an additional secretary in a federal ministry, according to Klasra.
On disclosure of this news in Parliament, public is astonished and couldn’t swallow the news that how this much hefty amount can be collected in a wedding as a gift.
The news got viral and was discussed on many social media platform by netizens.