Islamabad: Former Pakistani bowler Shoaib Akhtar, has once again spotted in the controversary by saying he is willing to eat grass if it enabled an increase in budget for his country’s Army! “If Allah ever gives me the authority, I will eat grass myself but I will increase the budget of the army,” said Akhtar in an interview with news channel in Pakistan.
Akthar had also claimed that he was willing to take a bullet for his country and had turned down a county stint just because he wanted to fight the 1999 Kargil War. Ties between India and Pakistan have been strained in the recent months over several issues, the latest being Pakistan’s attempt to broach in the UNSC the issue of Kashmir on the first anniversary of the India’s move to scrap the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and to split the erstwhile state into two union territories.
He further said he does not understand why the civilian sector cannot work in collaboration with the Armed forces. “I will ask my army chief to sit with me and make decisions. If the budget is 20 per cent, I will make it 60 per cent. If we insult each other, the loss is ours only”
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