Presidency says $1 million paid to Ajmer Sharif from exchequer Umar Cheema Friday, May 18, 2012 [HR][/HR] ISLAMABAD: Finally, a million dollar question has been answered. President Asif Ali Zardaris hefty donation for Dargah Ajmer Sharif is from the taxpayers money that, according to the Dargahs administration, was the biggest in recent years. The Presidency has confirmed this. President Zardaris spokesman Senator Farhatullah Babar confirmed to The News that the donation for the Dargah would be paid from public money. As Zardari earlier handed a cheque for $50,000 to the administrators of mausoleum of Bahadur Shah Zafar, the last Mughal emperor buried in Rangoon, for looking after the resting place, it was also paid from the public exchequer, confirmed his spokesman. The presidential announcement has been under debate since April 8, the day he went there. There was no official word to clear the fog on a question whether it will be paid from Zardaris pocket or from the public exchequer.Farhatullah Babars confirmation to The News is the first-ever official acknowledgement on this. While such a fat amount was given to a Dargah during a private visit and through public exchequer, the PPP government, while taking credit of Dr Chishtys release, has not offered a penny when his surety bond of Indian Rs500,000 ($9,200) was to be deposited in the Indian Supreme Court. Mahesh Bhatt, an Indian film producer and a peace activist, paid it on behalf of Dr Chishty.