New developments reported against former PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi from Accountability Court

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New developments reported against former PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi from Accountability Court

ISLAMABAD – New developments have been reported against former PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi from Accountability Court.

Accountability court on Thursday has sent former petroleum minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and ex-finance minister Miftah Ismail to jail on physical remand in liquefied national gas (LNG) scandal.

During the hearing, the court rejected National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) appeal of extending physical remand of the accused and approved their judicial remand.

The apex court on September 10, 2018 directed the NAB to complete the inquiry against Abbasi and others for the alleged corruption in the LNG contract.

As the minister for petroleum and natural resources, he has been accused of granting contract on LNG Terminal to ETPL, Tri-partial agreement, LSA with EETPL and LNG import from Qatar etc.

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.

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