I got this e-mail a few days back. The same article has been published in the Daily Ummat as well.
God loves those who are humble in their personal life too!
The Fox New TV (US) asked the Iranian President Ahmedi Najad;
“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”.
Ahmedi Nijad, 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 langue for receiving and
welcoming the VIPs and he ordered it to be closed and asked the protocol
office to arrange for an ordinary room instead 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
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
First of all he declared himself all the “Big” wealth and property he owned
was a Peugeot 504 car, model 1977, an old small house inherited from his
father forty 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
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 with out 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.
I have photographs as well… but I don’t really know how to insert them here. If you really want to see them, just ping! And I’ll e-mail them to you.
It’s a slap on the faces of all those leaders of Muslim Countries, who move around in bulletproof mercedez cars worth millions of public money, live in mansions, halt traffic which costs lives and live in President/Prime-minister Houses and waste public money on their upper-class lifestyle. THOU ALL SHALT DIE OF SHAME!
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
Travelling 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
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
So for 534 MNA, the expense for 5 years : Rs. 85,440,000,000 (about 9000
Think of the Great Democracy we have…….. & Great
Remembering the “ehtesaab” video of Junoon. Check it out on my other blog!