Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – National Bank of Pakistan President Saeed Ahmad has alleged the joint investigation team (JIT), probing assets of Sharif family, of mistreating him during interrogation contrary to the orders of Supreme Court.

As per reports, the NBP head has sent a letter to registrar of the apex court over the alleged rude behaviour of the investigators.

Ahmad further disclosed that he had to wait for five hours before the start of the interrogation, adding that the JIT members questioned him for more than 12 hours in three sessions that “was very unnerving”.

He alleged that the JIT members adopted threatening and abusing behaviour towards him during the interrogation that made him feel as if he was “a condemned person”.

Referring to the orders of SC to treat the people with respect during interrogation, he stated in the letter that the member’s behaviour was totally contrary to the directions.

He stated in the letter, “I understand that the court has ruled that all those who appear in front of JIT should be treated with respect. However, I felt that during questioning I was insulted, threatened and subjected to undue pressure”.

He had written a letter to the registrar on June 5.

Saeed Ahmad made his first appearance before the JIT on May 30 and recorded his statement.

Earlier, he had categorically rejected that he extended help to Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in money laundering in the past, adding  he was appointed at important seats on merit basis.

Allegations

Imran Khan had alleged that Saeed Ahmad had carried out money laundering for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.