Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s name added to ECL
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s name was added to the exit control list (ECL) on Friday.
According to details garnered, the former prime minister’s name was added to ECL upon the request of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), and was also approved by the federal cabinet.
The ex-premier’s name was included in reference to the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) case where he along with a few others was accused of unlawfully giving LNG terminal contract for a 15-year period to a company of their own choice in defiance of the stated rules.
Bulletproof cars import: NAB opens new case against Nawaz, Abbasi
Earlier, the NABopened a new case of bulletproof cars import against former prime ministers Nawaz Sharif and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.
The anti-graft watchdog body summoned Khaqan Abbasi and Nawaz Sharif for investigation into alleged importing of 34 bulletproof cars from Germany without payment of customs duty on any of them.
Former PM Abbasi appeared before National the NAB in case pertaining to liquefied natural gas (LNG) import scam, where he was given a notice of summoning in the new probe of bulletproof cars.
Notice sent to Abbasi states that the cars were imported ahead of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit 2016, and were to be used by diplomats. The notice requires response from Abbasi that why were the cars used for the protocol of Sharif family.
It is pertinent to mention here that the probe is likely to get expand with the interrogation of former premier Nawaz Sharif as well in the same case – based on allegation that 20 of the total 34 vehicles were used for the protocol of Sharif family.
Talking to the journalists outside the NAB’s office, Abbasi said he would present the record to the investigation team as he has received answers of certain questions via a letter sent to the secretary petroleum, regarding the inquiry.
“It would be a disappointment, if officers arrest me,” he said. He criticised the recent row between PTI leaders Jahangir Khan Tareen and Shah Mehmood Qureshi, by stating that they should work for the country rather than engaging in a ‘fight’.