KhaqanAbbasi remand extended

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ISLAMABAD An accountability court on Friday extended judicial remand of former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi till March 9, in a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) case. The PML-N stalwart was presented before the court after his judicial remand expired today. As the hearing went underway, NAB’s prosecutor said arrest warrants of Shahid Muzaffarul Islam, an accused in the LNG case, were issued but he was not available at his home address. Will present comprehensive report in this regard on the next hearing, the court can exclude Muzaffarul Islam’s name from the reference by issuing his permanent warrants, NAB prosecutor said before the court. However, Barrister Zafarullah, the lawyer of Shahid Khaqan Abbasi opposed the move by stating that how one’s name can be excluded from the case in an incomplete trial? –INP

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