An Accountability Court of Islamabad has allowed the Punjab Police to interrogate the former three-time Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif, who is in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat Jail, in the Model Town incident case.
Arshad Malik, a judge of an Accountability Court, was hearing the petition filed by DSP Muhammad Iqbal seeking permission to interrogate the supreme leader of the PML-N in the Model Town case.
An official of the Punjab Police stated before the Accountability Court that former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had been nominated in the Model Town case and requested the court to allow the probe team to investigation him inside the Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore.
On the other hand, the prosecutor of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) opposed the petition filed by the police, stating that the applicant should approach the relevant forum which happens to be the Islamabad High Court (IHC) to get the permission to interrogate former prime minister in jail.
Earlier, on March 7, the second Joint Investigation Team (JIT), which was constituted to probe the Model Town massacre, interrogated the key leaders of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and recorded their statements in the case.