Thursday, October 6, 2022

Government itself is fed up of NAB: Ex-PM Khaqan Abbasi

Government itself is fed up of NAB: Ex-PM Khaqan Abbasi
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Former prime minister Khaqan Abbasi has claimed that the government itself is fed up of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). During the appearance before accountability court in the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) case, while talking to the journalists, the Pakistani Muslim League-N (PML-N) senior leader declared the current government as fake and unfunctional. Khaqan Abbasi has also claimed that the government itself is fed up of the NAB and soon government officials will also be seen here.
NAB to file supplementary reference against Abbasi
On the other hand, the NAB has decided to file a supplementary reference against Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in the LNG case. During a hearing of the LNG case at an Islamabad accountability court today, NAB asked Judge Azam Khan for time to file the reference. It has been given till June 11. Accountability Court-II Judge Azam Khan conducted hearing on the LNG case in which Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) officers Saeed Ahmed Khan, Uzma Adil Khan and other suspects were present. NAB says it will include evidence against Abbasi’s son Abdullah Khaqan and other family members in the reference. The bureau has said it will present the transaction records of Abdullah Khaqan’s accounts in court. It claims that after the LNG terminal contract was given, billions of rupees entered the accounts of the former premier’s family. NAB says that despite having no means of income, Abdullah Khaqan also had deposits made into his account. Abbasi’s lawyer argued that NAB had only filed a supplementary reference in the case. The NAB prosecutor rebutted that they could not file a final reference yet as they were unable to get the records from Karachi. The court asked that why former Pakistan State Oil (PSO) Managing Director (MD) Shahid M Islam has not been produced before court. The NAB told that he has fled abroad. The court approved the NAB application to declare him a proclaimed offender and adjourned the hearing till June 11.