Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s remand prolonged by NAB until August 15

An accountability courtroom on Thursday has prolonged bodily remand of former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) senior chief Shahid Khaqan Abbasi until August 15 in liquefied pure fuel (LNG) case. 

Justice Muhammad Bashir presided over the listening to and the Nationwide Accountability Bureau (NAB) produced Shahid Khaqan Abbasi earlier than the courtroom and requested for his bodily remand. 

Earlier on July 18, 2019, the anti-corruption watchdog had arrested Shahid Khaqan Abbasi close to Thokar Niaz Baig toll plaza in reference to an ongoing investigation into the ‘unlawful’ award of the LNG contract with Qatar.

The apex courtroom on September 10, 2018 directed the NAB to finish the inquiry in opposition to Abbasi and others for the alleged corruption within the LNG reference.

In June 2018, the NAB accepted inquiry in opposition to former premier Nawaz Sharif and Abbasi. Because the minister for petroleum and pure assets, he has been accused of granting contract on LNG Terminal to ETPL, Tri-partial settlement, LSA with EETPL and LNG import from Qatar and many others.

It was additionally noticed that this contract had allegedly brought on a lack of billions of rupees to the nationwide exchequer.

In January, the NAB interrogated former finance minister Miftah Ismail in the identical case.

In line with NAB paperwork, the contract for the LNG import and distribution was awarded to the Elengy Terminal, a subsidiary of Engro, in 2013 in violation of the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA) guidelines and related legal guidelines.  

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