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NAB to present Shahid Khaqan Abbasi before AC judge in LNG case today

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ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau will present former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi before an accountability court judge here today in Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) scandal.

According to NAB official, the anti-corruption watchdog will request the AC judge Mohammad Bashir for another extension in physical remand of Khaqan Abbasi as previously given remand of PMLN stalwart expired today.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leaders and supporters will also be present outside the accountability court today.

It should be know that the former premier was arrested by the anti-graft watchdog on July 18 in a multi-billion-rupee LNG scam during his tenure as minister for petroleum and natural resources in PML-N’s government.

LNG scam: NAB investigates Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

Earlier on April 25, Abbasi had appeared before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) probe team at the bureau’s office in Rawalpindi after being summoned in LNG scam case.

The NAB summoned Abbasi as former minister for petroleum and natural resources for recording his statement in ‘illegal’ award of the LNG contract with Qatar.

According to sources, Abbasi submitted his response on a questionnaire including, the reason of necessity of the contract, the person who had approved the conditions of the contract, holding the ministry of petroleum while being the prime minister of the state, the number of visits to Qatar for formulating the contract, and how could the contract be signed against rules and regulations and misuse of authority for approval of the contract.

The PML-N leader refuted all accusations against him, and maintained that all contracts were signed in accordance with Pakistan’s constitution and the international law.

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