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After Nawaz, govt vehicle taken back from Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

July 5, 2019
After Nawaz, govt vehicle taken back from Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

Former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s bullet-proof BMW was taken back by the Cabinet Division.

The car was issued to then prime minister Abbasi by the Prime Minister’s Office while he was in office. It was taken back after NAB’s investigation.

The former PM is under investigation by NAB in connection with alleged corruption in liquefied natural gas (LNG) contract, purchase of 34 bulletproof cars from Germany for SAARC conference and the illegal appointment of the OGRA chairperson case.

A day earlier, a bullet-proof Mercedes of the Cabinet Division was confiscated from the Jati Umra residence of former premier Nawaz Sharif during a raid.

The car had been issued to Nawaz Sharif by the Prime Minister’s Office on May 31, 2017. It was, however, not returned by the Sharif family after his disqualification by the Supreme Court.

Related: Court allows NAB to grill Nawaz in government vehicles inquiry

On June 28, the Cabinet Division also wrote a letter to Maryam Nawaz, asking her to return the Mercedes car no GAD 059 to the central pool of cars immediately, but no response was received from Maryam.

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan took to Twitter and said that the retrieval of missing goods has started from Jati Umra residence. She said that while the nation was struggling with poverty, the Sharif family were enjoying luxury cars.

The former premier is currently serving a seven-year prison term awarded to him in the Al-Azizia reference.

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      Non Resident Pakistani  July 5, 2019 9:15 pm/ Reply

    Bullet proof cars! wow! Why would politician and members of their family be entitled to a bullet prof cars? When these politicians have land sliding victory in election and they hold the most seats, doesn’t it reflect that they are the choose leaders of the masses, so what are they afraid off? afraid of their own people, if they are so popular why cant they travel in standard cars and why is their children life more important that the life of million upon millions of people of this country. There should be total BAN on importing such expensive and secured vehicles.YOUR LIFE IS NOT AS IMPORTANT AS ANY OF OURS. YOU LIVE ON MY TAXES, so basically you are EMPLOYED by me, in other terms SERVANT of the STATE, and who would know better than you what kind of treatment a SERVANT should receive.

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      Saeed Haq  July 6, 2019 8:26 pm/ Reply

    They should be billed for the extra use; billed for the depreciation in value of the vehicles and also fined.
    These people need to realise they are not untouchable anymore , they need to start obeying the law of the land

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