A responsibility courtroom in Islamabad on Tuesday permitted National Accountability ( NAB ) to interrogate former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on the said unlawful utilization of twenty bulletproof vehicles imported for a meeting of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation ( Saarc).
The anti-corruption watchdog had filed software in the courtroom, seeking direct access to Sharif in Kot Lakhpat jail — where he is presently serving a seven-year sentence in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills case — so that he could be interrogated by NAB analysis officers. The govt had imported 34 bulletproof cars for a Saarc conference in 2016. According to NAB — which is researching the case of improper use of govt cars — 20 out of 34 bulletproof cars were included with the personal caravan of Nawaz Sharif in sheer violation of restrictions.
NAB has previously interrogated former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, the then principal secretary to prime minister Fawad Hassan Fawad and former foreign secretary in this respect. According to the bureau, the bulletproof cars were being illegally utilized by family members of the former premier. It added that the then govt had imported the cars from Germany for guests of the Saarc meeting.