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Musharraf allotted $16,000 as 'secret fund'

india Updated: Jun 20, 2006 14:58 IST

Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has been allotted Rs 1 million ($16,750) for what is officially called the "secret fund" in the budget for 2006-07.

This is in addition to the Rs 40 million allocated as secret funds for the 70-member federal cabinet -- at Rs 600,000 for each federal minister and Rs 400,000 for each minister of state.

These funds would not be audited, the Daily Times newspaper said, basing its report on finance ministry documents.

A sum of Rs 32 million has been set apart for the National Security Council Secretariat in Islamabad, while Rs 15 million is for "miscellaneous" expenditure.

The documents contain no mention of what these miscellaneous expenses could be, the newspaper said.

A total of Rs 290 million has been fixed for the presidency's household staff salaries, while the upkeep of the gardens at the presidential palace would cost Rs 17 million.

Musharraf himself would get a salary of Rs 1.1 million during the year.