Model Town case new JIT records statement of Nawaz Sharif in Kot Lakhpat Jail
LAHORE – The joint investigation team probing into the Model Town tragedy afresh recorded the statement of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in Kot Lakhpat Jail on Wednesday.
The team led by AD Khawaja remained in the jail for over two hours. It questioned Nawaz Sharif about the Model Town tragedy. He was also questioned about the steps taken by him after the tragedy as the chief executive.
The JIT had already recorded the statement of former chief minister Shehbaz Sharif.
Earlier, Accountability Court Judge Arshad Malik had allowed the JIT to investigate Nawaz Sharif. Punjab Police DSP Muhammad Iqbal had filed an application seeking permission to investigate Nawaz Sharif.
Earlier, former Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif, his son Hamza Shehbaz, former law minister Rana Sanaullah and other Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) leaders had refused to appear before new joint investigation team (JIT) in the Model Town case.
According to the reports, the new JIT summoned Shehbaz Sharif, Hamza Shehbaz, former law minister Rana Sanaullah, Abid Sher Ali, Khwaja Asif, Pervaiz Rashid and Chaudhry Nisar.
Meanwhile, the new JIT could not complete the investigation report over Model Town case due to the non-cooperation of the political figures.