Shahid Khaqan Abbasi allowed additional facilities in jail
An accountability court on Monday granted a plea of former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi seeking additional facilities in jail.
Accountability Judge Muhammad Bashir heard the petition seeking facilities also being provided to former president Asif Ali Zardari in jail.
The petition was filed by Sadia Abbasi, a sister of former Prime Minister Abbasi, who is in jail in LNG case.
The petitioner had pleaded that a cook should be allowed to stay with him to prepare controlled diet for the former prime minister.
The petitioner also sought the permission of air conditioner, refrigerator, TV set and other facilities for Abbasi during his stay in jail.
The court granted the plea of additional facilities to the former prime minister today.
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and former finance minister Miftah Ismail were in a previous hearing sent to Adiala jail on judicial remand, in Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) scandal.
Abbasi was arrested by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) while en-route to Thokar Niaz Baig in Lahore on July 18 in a multi-billion-rupee case related to the award of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import contract.
NAB sources said that Abbasi, in 2013, had awarded LNG import and distribution contract to the Elegy Terminal in violation of the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA) rules and relevant laws.
Earlier on April 26, the names of Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, former finance minister Miftah Ismail and five others were placed in exit control list in an inquiry into the LNG scandal.
UNSC has lifted sanctions on the Baghdad Stock Exchange
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has lifted sanctions on the Baghdad...
Ex Sindh chief minister Ghous Ali Shah joins PTI
Ex Sindh CM and PML-N leader Syed Ghous Ali Shah, former minister...
The price of one kg of Chickpeas increased by Rs 40
Prices of various items at utility stores rose for the fourth time...
The rupee depreciated and the dollar reached an all-time high
The rupee has depreciated in the domestic exchange markets and today the...
Gazprom and the Hungarian government signed a contract for gas supplies
Russian gas giant Gazprom and the Hungarian government signed a contract for...