Khaqan Abbasi’s judicial remand extended till March 9 in LNG case
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – An accountability court has on Friday extended judicial remand of former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi till March 9 in a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) case.
The former prime minister was presented before court after his judicial remand expired today. During the hearing, NAB’s prosecutor said arrest warrants of Shahid Muzaffarul Islam were issued but he was not available at his home address.
The NAB prosecutor said that they will submit comprehensive report in this regard on the next hearing, the court can exclude Muzaffarul Islam’s name from the reference by issuing his permanent warrants.
Meanwhile, Barrister Zafarullah, the lawyer of Shahid Khaqan Abbasi opposed the move by stating that how one’s name can be excluded from the case in an incomplete trial? He said according to the NAB, Shahid Muzaffarul Islam was co accused with his client, Khaqan Abbasi in the reference.
After hearing the arguments, the court extended judicial remand of Abbasi and adjourned hearing till March 9.
Earlier on Thursday, the hearing on bail petitions of Pakistan Muslim League-N leaders Shahid Khaqan Abbasi till February 24 without any court proceedings.
The hearing on the bail pleas of Khaqan Abbasi has been postponed without any proceedings as Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice Athar Minallah is on sick leave. The bail petitions of Khaqan Abbasi and Ahsan Iqbal will be heard by a two-member IHC bench on February 24.