Saudi King gifts two bulletproof cars to Nawaz Sharif

November 25th, 2007 - 1:05 pm ICT by admin  

Islamabad, Nov 25 (ANI): Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz has gifted two bulletproof Mercedes cars and also lent former premier Nawaz Sharif a helicopter for use during the elections from his personal fleet, before his departure for Pakistan.
The vehicle would remain in use of Nawaz Sharif during the election campaign, The Nation reported.
King Abdullah during his farewell meeting with Sharif said: “As he (Nawaz Sharif) was dear to him, so he (king) was concerned about his security and well-being,” sources said.
Sources further disclosed that Nawaz Sharif had accepted the offer and later the car was airlifted here in Lahore, his hometown, on Friday where it was handed over to his nephew Hamza Shahbaz Sharif.
It is pertinent to mention that following suicide attack on the PPP rally in Karachi on October 18 in which more than 140 people were killed, the US Embassy had provided Benazir Bhutto with a bulletproof car equipped with latest explosive- device jamming system.
The car would remain in her use throughout the election campaign. (ANI)

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