Bulletproof cars case: NAB team questions Nawaz in Kot Lakhpat Jail
LAHORE: A team of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) reached Kot Lakhpat Jail on Monday to record the statement of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in connection with its investigation into alleged personal use of bulletproof vehicles imported for the SAARC summit 2016.
The team comprising NAB’s additional director Hamad Hassan and deputy director investigation Abdul Majid met the PML-N supremo at the jail superintendent’s office where he was brought amid tight security.
An accountability court had last week granted the bureau permission to record the statement of the former premier in the case inside the jail where he is serving his seven-year imprisonment in the Al-Azizia reference.
The NAB stated before the court that 34 bulletproof vehicles were procured from Germany for the guest of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) conference. The vehicles were bought without paying import duty, it added.
However, the corruption watchdog said 20 vehicles remained in the personal use of Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz. It said it had already recorded the statement of former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, ex-principal secretary to prime minister Fawad Hassan Fawad and other officials.
NAB pleaded with the accountability judge to allow it to meet Nawaz Sharif inside the jail.