Hearing of LNG reference adjourned due to lawyers’ strike


The accountability court in Islamabad on Tuesday adjourned the hearing of the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) reference against former premier Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and others due to lawyers’ strike.

During the hearing, former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and other accused appeared before the accountability court.

However, the hearing was adjourned due to the strike being observed by the lawyers.

While talking to journalists outside the court building, Abbasi criticised that no progress was made in the case for 2.5 years.

To a question, Abbasi expressed hopes that the opposition parties will get success in the upcoming Senate elections.

“Lawmakers know it that they will not get succeeded on the PTI [Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf] ticket.

We are hoping for the victory of our [Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM)] joint candidate Yousaf Raza Gillani.”

The Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) senior vice president said that the Parliament will decide on a secret ballot in Senate polls after the issuance of a detailed verdict by the Supreme Court (SC).

He added that the top court has asked to ensure transparency in the Senate polls besides directing for the secret voting.—INP