Ex-PM Abbasi’s physical remand extended by 14 days

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Thursday extended former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi by 14 days in the LNG case.

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The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor, during today’s hearings, requested the court to further extend the remand on the grounds that the anti-graft body has yet to complete the investigation related to the LNG terminal.

Duty Judge Shah Rukh Arjumand then approved the accountability watchdog’s plea extending the physical remand of Abbasi for another 14 days.

The former premier was arrested by the anti-corruption watchdog last month near Thokar Niaz Baig Toll Plaza in connection with an ongoing investigation into the allegedly illegal award of the LNG contract. According to the NAB arrest warrant, Abbasi is accused of commission of the offence of corruption and corrupt practices under section 9 (a) of National Accountability Ordinance, 1999.

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