ISLAMABAD: Former Prime Minister of Pakistan and Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) stalwart Shahid Khaqan Abbasi shall be introduced earlier than an Islamabad’s accountability courtroom on Friday (right this moment), ARY Information reported.
Khaqan Abbasi was taken beneath custody by NAB group whereas en-route on Thokar Niaz Baig street on Thursday, over liquefied petroleum fuel (LNG) scandal.
The previous premier shall be introduced earlier than the courtroom of Choose Muhammad Bashir. The NAB will search his 14-day remand.
Arrest warrants for the politician have been issued prior by Chairman NAB Justice retd. Javed Iqbal.
Learn extra: NAB explains why ex-PM Abbasi was arrested
The previous prime minister is dealing with expenses of corruption and awarding a LNG import contract at exorbitant charges in 2015, which brought on huge loss to the nationwide exchequer. Sources stated that he had granted a young value Rs220 bn to a agency during which he himself was a shareholder.
NAB sources stated 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.
Learn extra: Former petroleum secretary presents to testify towards Abbasi in LNG case
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.