Deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is seems to be in trouble once again as an accountability court on Tuesday (May 21) granted permission to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to probe former Prime over the illegal personal use of bulletproof government vehicles.
A team of NAB officials, consequently, are set to question the ex-premier over the matter in Kot Lakhpat Jail (Lahore Central Prison) where he is being held since December 2018 after his conviction in the Al-Azizia corruption reference.
As per reports, the government had imported 34 bulletproof cars from Germany for guests of a SAARC meeting in 2016. According to NAB — which is investigating the case of misuse of government cars — 20 out of 34 bulletproof cars were added to the personal caravan of Nawaz Sharif in sheer violation of rules.
According to the bureau, the bulletproof cars were also being illegally used by family members of the former premier. The anti-corruption watchdog further noted that the statement of Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, the former prime minister and a member of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), had already been recorded and that Fawad Hasan Fawad and the ex-foreign secretary had also been questioned in this regard.
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27 September, 2019