Miftah Ismail, remand extended



An accountability court on Monday extended the physical remands of former finance minister Miftah Ismail and former MD PSO Imranul Haq till August 30 in the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) case. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials produced Miftah Ismail and Imranul Haq before the court of Judge Muhammad Bashir as their 11-day physical remand ended. During the hearing, Miftah complained the court that the NAB detained him in a little cell and only allowed for 23 minutes to walk outside the room. “If he walks more than only two minutes from 23, he is instructed to go inside the room,” he added. Later, the court granted physical remand of Miftah and Imranul Haq till August 30. Both Miftah and Haq are facing charges of corruption in the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) tenders and deal.—INP

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