NAB gives yet another blow to former PM Nawaz Sharif
ISLAMABAD - National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) scandal has made former prime minister Nawaz Sharif as accused.
According to details, the NAB’s office in Rawalpindi has summoned Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as former minister for petroleum and natural resources for investigation into the matter.
The apex court on September 10, 2018 directed the NAB to complete the inquiry against former premier Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and others for the alleged corruption in the LNG contract with Qatar.
In June 2018, the NAB approved inquiry against former premier Nawaz Sharif and Abbasi, who was the former minister for petroleum and natural resources at that time, in granting contract of LNG terminal for 15 years to their ‘favourite’ company.
It was also observed that this contract had allegedly caused a loss of billions of rupees to the national exchequer.