In a rather queer incident, Pakistan Premier Nawaz Sharif was put on sale on the online bidding platform ebay for thousands of pounds by a seller with the post describing him as “useless Pakistani Prime Minister”.
Sharif’s condition was posted as “New with defects: A brand-new, unused and unworn item with some kind of defect.”
The post received over 100 bids of up to 66,200 pounds before being removed from the famous e-commerce website’s UK page.
The advertisement said, “Usually found in England, America and Turkey more than in Pakistan. All business, properties and family in London but still wants to be a Prime Minister in Pakistan.”
Stating that the ‘product’ may not post to the US, it further read, “Used Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for sale. No longer needed. Needs a bit of TLC. No box or instructions. Buyer must collect. Seller not prepared to touch item. Pick up from central London today, address will be supplied on completion of sale. Buyer must arrange own transport.
“Not in working condition. It never worked. It was faulty and corrupt by birth. The whole range of the product and its family is genetically defected and corrupt. Take it away and rid us of this disease. Buy this and a similar item in smaller pack Mr Shahbaz Sharif (Nawaz Sharif’s brother) will be given for free with it and that item is good with drama and passionate speeches but no use too.”
The bizarre post comes at a time when Sharif is in the UK amid a raging controversy back home surrounding his family over the ‘Panama Papers’ issue.
The Prime Minister and his family have dismissed allegations of money laundering and denied any wrongdoing but the opposition is demanding an independent probe.
Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has demanded a probe into the wealth of the Sharif family.