The Life of Iranian President Ahmedinejad & Monthly
The Fox News TV (USA) asked the Iranian President Ahmedinejad;
"When you look into the mirror in the morning what do you say to yourself"?
He answered: I see the person in the mirror and tell him "Remember" you are no
more than a small servant, ahead of you today is the heavy responsibility, and
that is to serve the Iranian nation".
Ahmedinejad, the Iranian President who astonished many when he first reached to
the office of the Presidency by donating all the high valued Iranian carpets to
one of the mosques in Tehran by replacing them with the low cost ordinary
carpets. He observed that there was a huge extravagant lounge for receiving and
welcoming the VIPs and he ordered it to be closed and asked the protocol office
to arrange for an ordinary room only with the wooden chairs.
On many instances he joins the cleaning staff of the municipality for cleaning
the streets in the area where his home and the Presidency are located.
Under his authority whenever he appoints any minister to his post he gets a
signed document from him with many points, particularly highlighting that he
shall remain poor and that his personal and his relatives accounts will be
watched and the day he leaves the ministry shall be with dignity, and therefore
it is not lawful for him or his relatives to take any advantage of his office.
First of all he declared himself for all the "Big" wealth and the property he
owned was a Peugeot 504 car, model 1977, an old small house inherited from his
father 40-years ago in one of the poorest zones in Tehran . His accounts with a
zero balance and the only money comes in to his a/c was from his salary from the
university as a lecturer with an amount of US$ 250 only.
For your information the President still lives in that same house. This is all
what he owns; the president of one of the world's important countries;
strategically, economically, politically and with regard to its oil and defense.
He even doesn't take his personal salary with the argument that all the wealth
belongs to the nation and he is the safeguard over it.
One of the things that impressed the staff at the presidency is the bag the
President brings with him every day, which contains his breakfast; some
sandwiches or bread with olive oil and cheese prepared by his wife and eats and
enjoys it with all happiness.
One of the other things he changed was his personal carrier "the President's
Aircraft" to a cargo aircraft in order to save the spending from the public
treasury and he ordered that he will be flying with the ordinary airline in the
economy class. He organizes meetings every now and then with all the ministers
to know their activities and efficiency and he closed down the office of the
Manager of the president and any minister can enter to his office without any
permission. He also stopped the welcome ceremonies like the red carpet, the
photo session or any personal advertisement or respect of any kind while
visiting any place in the country.
Whenever he has to stay in any of the hotels he asks them to make sure not to
give him a room with any big bed because he doesn't like to sleep on beds but
rather likes to sleep on the floor on a simple mattress with a blanket.
Refer to some of the photographs which also confirm the above. The Iranian
president is sleeping in the guest room of his house after getting away from his
special guards who follow him wherever he goes and photo is taken by his small
brother according to the Wifaq Newspaper which published this photo and the next
day the photo was published in most of the world's newspapers and magazines and
particularly the Americans. During the prayer you can see that he is not sitting
in the first row. And the final photo is of his dining room where the president
is busy eating his simple meal.
Following are the inducements for Ministers in Pakistan :
Salary & Govt. concessions for a Member of NATIONAL ASSEMBLY (MNA):
Monthly Salary: Rs.120,000 to 200,000
Expense for Constitution per month: Rs.100,000
Office expenditure per month: Rs.140,000
Traveling concession (Rs.8 per km): Rs.48,000 (For a visit to Islamabad &
return: 6000 km)
Daily BETA during Assembly meets: Rs.500
Charges for 1 class (A/C) in train: Free (For any number of times & All Over
Charges for Business Class in flights: Free for 40 trips / year (With wife or
Rent for Govt. hostel any where: Free Electricity costs at home:
Free up to 50,000 units
Local phone call charges: Free up to 170,000 calls.
TOTAL expense for a MNA per year: Rs. 32,000,000 (approx.)
TOTAL expense for 5 years: Rs.160,000,000
As such for 534 MNAs, the expense for 5 years comes to Rs.85,440,000,000 (about
Think of the Great Democracy we have & Great Politicians we are..........
PLEASE FORWARD THIS MESSAGE TO ALL CITIZENS OF PAKISTAN ......Before Elections
2008 so that everybody can act or react.
From: Usman Afzal <UAFZAL@jgc-descon.com.pk>