ISLAMABAD: The Nationwide Accountability Bureau (NAB) summoned former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in Liquefied Pure Gasoline (LNG) contract case on July 18, ARY Information reported.
The previous prime minister is going through expenses of corruption and awarding a LNG import contract at exorbitant charges in 2015, which brought about huge loss to the nationwide exchequer. Sources mentioned that he had granted a young value Rs220 bn to a agency through which he himself was a shareholder.
NAB sources mentioned that Abbasi, in 2013, had awarded a LNG import and distribution contract to the Elengy Terminal in violation of the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA) guidelines and related legal guidelines.
Abbasi can also be accused of misusing his authority throughout his stint as petroleum minister. The case was registered on a grievance by Shahid Sattar – an vitality skilled and former member of the Planning Fee and the SSGC board of administrators – on July 29, 2015.
Learn Extra: Shahid Khaqan, Miftah Ismail, others positioned on ECL in LNG scandal probe
Earlier on April 26, the names of former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, former finance minister Miftah Ismail and 5 others had been positioned in exit management listing in an inquiry into the LNG scandal.
Chairman Nationwide Accountability Bureau (NAB), Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal had earlier accredited an inquiry towards Shahid Khaqan, Miftah Ismail and others for his or her alleged function within the LNG scandal.
Chairperson Oil & Gasoline Regulatory Authority (OGRA)Uzma Adil Khan, former MD Pakistan State Oil (PSO) Imranul Haq, Mubeen Saulat, Shahid Islamuddin and Amir Naseem had been different officers positioned within the ECL, sources had mentioned.