Shahid Khaqan Abbasi appears before NAB, records statement


ISLAMABAD:     Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) senior leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday has appeared before National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in liquefied natural gas (LNG) gas.

According to details, the combined investigation team has handed over the questionnaire related to supplementary reference to the PML-N leader.

I am happy that for the first time, question regarding tax has been asked, Abbasi said.
It is to be mentioned here that the apex court on September 10, 2018 directed the NAB to complete the inquiry against Abbasi and others for the alleged corruption in the LNG contract.
As the minister for petroleum and natural resources, he has been accused of granting contract on LNG Terminal to ETPL, Tri-partial agreement, LSA with EETPL and LNG import from Qatar etc.
In June 2018, the NAB approved inquiry against former premier Nawaz Sharif and Abbasi, who was the former minister for petroleum and natural resources at that time, in granting contract of LNG terminal for 15 years to their ‘favourite’ company.
It was also observed that this contract had allegedly caused a loss of billions of rupees to the national exchequer.
In January, the NAB interrogated former finance minister Miftah Ismail in the same case.