How it is like to be ‘crown prince’ of Sharif clan

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LAHORE: The Cabinet Division on Thursday recovered bullet-proof Mercedes from the Jati Umra residence of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

The Cabinet Division sent a letter to the former premier on June 28, demanding the immediate return of the luxury cars which were given to him on May 31, 2017. The letter noted that the PM House cars were not under Nawaz Sharif’s use anymore as the former premier serves a jail time in Kot Lakhpat prison.

It is no surprise that the PM House-owned vehicles have remained in the custody of the Sharif family long since former premier Nawaz Sharif’s ouster— having served the country as three-times prime minister may add to right to security to an extent.

That uncertain ‘extent’ has come into question on various occasions, recently on social media when a netizen narrated one of the visits of Maryam Nawaz’s son Junaid Safdar to Pakistan, questioning the security protocol invested for his safety during the tenure of former premier Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.

In a series of tweets, the social media user narrated Junaid Safdar’s visit to a gym in Islamabad as he was escorted with a bunch of security personnel all the way to and from Islamabad Club— including two Rangers vehicles outside the gate.

The tweets further went in detail as to what other uses one could make of the security personnel provided by the PML-N government.

It was mentioned that the interim prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi facilitated Junaid’s stay at the PM House while Nawaz Sharif was facing matters of disqualification.

A clip of Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s interview came next, in which the then prime minister can be heard justifying Nawaz Sharif’s stance in the recency of his ouster.

The Sharif family’s footprints in the use of taxpayers’ money are frequently addressed by the ruling PTI government.

Citing the PM House-owned cars, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan has said the retrieval of missing goods have started from Jati Umra residence.

She expressed on Twitter that the nation is getting buried under the poverty while Sharif family were enjoying in luxury cars.

Information Minister asserted that Nawaz Sharif was enjoying the luxury cars on the money of the nation whereas talking about public feelings while sitting in jail is a mere deception.