Accountability Court indicts ex-PM Khaqan Abbasi, Miftah in LNG case
ISLAMABAD (92 News) - An accountability court in Islamabad indicted on Monday former premier and PML-N leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, former minister Miftah Ismail and others in LNG reference.
Accountability Judge Muhammad Azam Khan ordered provision of a copy of the charge-sheet to all accused. They denied charges and opted to contest them.
The court has sought evidence from the prosecution on the November 19 of this month.
The LNG terminal reference was filed against them by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
Speaking to the journalists, Khaqan Abbasi said that all the allegations against him are baseless. "When his government comes, we will take action against the chairman," he added.
Ex-PM Abbasi, Miftah Ismail, ex-PSO MD Imranul Haq and others are accused of awarding an LNG import contract allegedly at exorbitant rates in 2015, which caused a big loss to the national exchequer.
According to the NAB, Abbasi had awarded an LNG import and distribution contract to the Elengy Terminal in violation of the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA) rules in 2013.