Pakistan Outraged Over State Bank Governor's $400,000 Armored SUV

The saying "as the rich keep getting richer, the poor keep getting poorer" probably has a lot of meaning if you translate it into Pakistani. has just reported that while the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) is warning against the plummeting foreign exchange reserves and the country's high deficit, the bank governor has just ordered himself an armored Lexus SUV worth 40 million Pakistani rupees ($406,090 or about €300,000) at today's exchange rate.
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Of course, there are no official irregularities with the purchase, which has been made for safety reasons. The Aforementioned source approached a company in Karachi who said a bulletproof Nissan Pajero would have cost a quarter less.

The only bulletproof Lexus models we know of are the LS460L long wheelbase sedan and the LX570 SUV. After all, you need a lot of power to carry that extra armor around.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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