NAB to probe Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in bullet-proof vehicle case

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

22nd Aug, 2019. 07:17 pm
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in bullet-proof vehicle case

An Accountability Court (AC) on Thursday allowed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to conduct investigation of former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in a corruption scam related to bulletproof vehicles.

NAB’s Investigation Officer (IO) Abdul Majid today submitted a request to the duty judge Shahrukh Arjamand seeking permission for investigation of Abbasi who was currently already in NAB custody in LNG import case.

The NAB team had already conducted its investigation of former PM Nawaz Sharif, his ex-principal secretary Fawad Hassan Fawad, Aftab Sultan and other individuals related to the same scandal.

In July, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was arrested by a 12-member National Accountability Bureau (NAB) team in a multi-billion-rupee case related to the award of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import contract.

NAB Chairman Javed Iqbal the same day also signed the arrest warrants of another PML-N leader, Miftah Ismail, as well as former managing director of Pakistan State Oil Sheikh Imranul Haque.

According to the details, Abbasi was on his way to attend a press conference, accompanied by PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal and spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb, when he was arrested on the Thokar Niaz Baig interchange.

Abbasi initially resisted the arrest but eventually conceded. He was shifted to NAB office in Lahore after a medical check-up. He is currently being taken to NAB Rawalpindi.

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