ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and former oil minister Arshad Mirza on Monday filed a petition at the IHC to seek an extension in their guarantees in references relating to the illegal appointment of the managing director of Pakistan State Oil (PSO). The applicant has appointed the head of the NAB and the Karachi accountability court as respondents in their case. The petition stated that AC Karachi had issued an arrest warrant for them on March 26, while the IHC had given them bail until May 12. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that he could not appear before a court in Karachi because he was locked afterwards. from coronavirus when he was in the federal capital. He said the government had now extended the lockdown, adding that it was difficult for them to appear before the court due to road closures. The petitioners say NAB can arrest them after the termination of their bail and pray that the court extend it. It is important to mention that AC Karachi has issued an arrest warrant that was not available to Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in cases relating to the illegal appointment of former PSO managing director Sh Imranul Haq.