Shoaib Akhtar Says Will Eat Grass But Increase Defence Budget If Given Chance To Govern
Former cricket sensation Shoaib Akhtar has vowed to increase the defence budget if he comes to power, saying he will eat grass but the Pakistan Army will get all the resources it needs.
In a conversation with journalist Waseem Badami, Akhtar said he never understood why the civilian and army institutions were never able to work together.
اللہ نے کبھی اختیار دیا تو خود گھاس کھا لوں گا مگر فوج کا بجٹ بڑھاوں گا
اپنے آرمی چیف کو ساتھ بٹھا کر سارے فیصلے کروں گا۔
— Waseem Badami (@WaseemBadami) August 6, 2020
He said he will take the army chief along in all decisions, saying if the army has 20 per cent budget, he would increase it to 60 per cent for the army’s upkeep. “I will eat grass, but will give money for your sustenance,” he added.
He said any harm to state institutions would ultimately translate into the harm to Pakistan.