Germany’s Ambassador Martin Kobler stirs a new controversy

Germany’s Ambassador Martin Kobler stirs a new controversy

*ISLAMABAD - Germany’s Ambassador to Pakistan Martin Kobler stirred a new controversy.*

*Ambassador took a dig at the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government and remarked that it is building roads at a much higher cost.*

The ambassador tweeted that the villagers built a 12-inch layer road in Azakhel at a cost of Rs4 million. The road was financed by a German NGO. He asked why the same length road was built by the KP government in Rs10 million. View image on Twitter link [image: View image on Twitter] link

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Look at this road at azakheel bala build by the villagers, financed by # Germany link s @KfWpress link. 1 km build by villagers cost 4 mio with a 12 inch layer. same road build by @KPGovernment link costs 10 mio pkr with lower quality (6 inches). CAN YOU TELL ME WHY?? 3:11 PM - Dec 5, 2018 link

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Reacting to Mr Kobler’s tweet, PTI’s Nowshera MNA Imran Khattak said that the contractors didn’t keep their share on the projects funded by the NGO. The government has to pay taxes on its projects and the cost increases by 22%.