Khaqan Abbasi remand extended till Aug 15



Accountability court on Thursday has extended physical remand of former premier and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) senior leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi till August 15 in liquefied natural gas (LNG) scandal.
During the hearing headed by Justice Muhammad Bashir, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) produced Shahid Khaqan Abbasi before the court and requested for his physical remand.
Earlier on July 18, 2019, the anti-corruption watchdog had arrested Shahid Khaqan Abbasi near Thokar Niaz Baig toll plaza in connection with an ongoing investigation into the ‘illegal’ award of the LNG contract with Qatar. 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.—INP

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