London police are investigating the registration of three vehicles under the name of former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif without his knowledge or consent. The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) sent a letter to Mr. Sharif’s residence in Avenfield House with registration details of a vehicle attributed to him, prompting his office to report the activity in March to the DVLA, which triggered an investigation. However, a second incident occurred last month when another vehicle was registered under his name. A third vehicle was discovered when a traffic violation fine was issued, which was described as an attempt to exploit Mr. Sharif’s name and reputation for criminal purposes.
Khurram Butt, a London-based spokesperson for Sharif’s political party, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), said that the party believes the vehicles could be used for criminal activities or terrorism. He also stated that he suspects supporters of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf party are behind the fraudulent act. The DVLA informed Mr. Sharif that his name had been removed from the vehicle registrations and advised him to pursue the matter with the police, as it revealed a fraudulent claim made in his name.
The London authorities are currently investigating the matter and following up on all leads to find out who is responsible for registering these vehicles falsely. Meanwhile, Mr. Sharif’s office is also cooperating with the police in their investigation.
Nawaz Sharif, who served as the Prime Minister of Pakistan from 2013 to 2017, has been residing in London since 2019, after being granted bail for medical treatment. He has been convicted of corruption charges in Pakistan and is facing multiple trials in his home country.
This incident has raised concerns about identity theft and fraud and highlights the importance of individuals regularly monitoring their personal information and financial records to prevent unauthorized use. It also emphasizes the need for increased vigilance and security measures to prevent such incidents from happening in the future.