IHC Issues Shahid Khaqan Abbasi's Arrest warrant in LNG Case

Islamabad Court

Newstoday: An order in the liquefied natural gas case was issued by the Islamabad Court against Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. Nasir Javed the judge of the Accountability court, issued a warrant against the senior PMLN leader. The arrest warrant was made for not filling application despite the absence from the case hearing. The former chairman of the OGRA, co-accused Uzma Adil, was also handed a non-bailable arrest order by the court (Ogra).
Today (Tuesday), the arrest warrant had called Abbasi in the LNG case, but his attorney failed to show up in person. Abbasi was detained in 2019 by the  (NAB) for allegedly engaging in corruption in 2013 when he was minister of petroleum and natural resources and awarded a multi-billion rupee import deal for LNG. A court of accountability had given Abbasi bail in 2021 after finding that there had never been a dispute about the LNG terminal case's lack of openness.

The accountability watchdog's argument is not dependent on the fact that the former petroleum minister received financial gain, the court stated in its thorough decision on the bail. "There was no disagreement on the LNG terminal case's transparency. The LNG terminal received consent from the designated forum, the court had ruled. In order to determine whether the LNG terminal is in the public's interest, the court had ruled that additional research was needed. "NAB has been able to establish why Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has to remain in custody,"

Sabahat Abid


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