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AC extends judicial remand of Shahid Khaqan Abbasi till Jan 21

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

06th Jan, 2020. 11:57 am
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An accountability court extended judicial remand of former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) contract scam till 21st January.

The former finance minister Miftah Ismail, Sheikh Imran, Agha Jan, Saeed Ahmed along with Abbasi appeared before the court.

However another accused named in the reference, Shahid Islam skipped today’s court proceedings.

The former prime minister hired Barrister Zafarullah as his lawyer in the case, who submitted his credentials in the court.

Meanwhile, the court served notice to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) over pleas filed by Miftah Ismail and two other accused,

It seek exemption from the court appearance.

Abbasi arrested by the National Accountability Bureau on July 18 in LNG case.

He is facing the allegations of handing over a tender worth Rs220 billion to a company.

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