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Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s bodily remand prolonged until August 15

ISLAMABAD: An accountability courtroom on Thursday prolonged former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s bodily remand until August 15, in liquefied petroleum fuel (LNG) scandal.

Abbasi was offered earlier than the courtroom of Choose Muhammad Bashir as his 13-day bodily remand expired on Thursday.

Khaqan Abbasi was taken below custody by NAB staff whereas en-route on Thokar Niaz Baig highway on July 18, over liquefied petroleum fuel (LNG) scandal.

The PML-N chief who’s combating his case by himself, stated in his arguments earlier than the AC choose, that he can lengthen his comment as much as his will.

Mr Bashir adjourned the listening to until August 15 by extending his bodily remand and requested him to get a counsel, who can oppose his bodily remand within the courtroom.

Learn extra: NAB explains why ex-PM Abbasi was arrested

The previous prime minister is dealing with costs of corruption and awarding a LNG import contract at exorbitant charges in 2015, which brought on massive loss to the nationwide exchequer. Sources stated that he had granted a young value Rs220 bn to a agency by 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 provides 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 record in an inquiry into the LNG scandal.

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