Arrest warrant issued for LNG reference
The accountability court issued an arrest warrant for the non-appearance of the former prime minister
Important progress has been made in the LNG reference. The accountability court has issued the arrest warrant of PML-N leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.
Judge Nasir Javed Rana of the Accountability Court heard the case. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi did not appear in court, the accountability court issued a non-bailable arrest warrant for former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.
Arrest warrant issued for Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s non-appearance. A non-bailable arrest warrant was also issue for the co-accused Uzmi Adil. The court issued an arrest warrant for non-appearance and no request for immunity.
It may be recalle that the senior leader of Muslim League (N) and former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was arreste by the National Accountability Bureau on July 18, 2019 in the liquefied natural gas case. And he was release on bail by the Islamabad High Court in February 2020. had gone.
The League leader is accuse of awarding a 15-year contract for the LNG terminal against the rules at the time. When Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was the petroleum minister. During the regime of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.
It should also be note that the allege tampering case against former. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in the LNG reference is under hearing in the Accountability Court. He appeared in the accountability court and recorded a statement that he never gave a statement against Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.
The NAB investigation officer wrote the name of Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on his behalf, the witness of the LNG reference recorded the statement in the accountability court. While during the hearing of the LNG reference filed against former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. And other accused in the Accountability Court the accused requested to dismiss the case on the basis of the new NAB law.
Lawyer Safai plead that the LNG reference cannot be tire under the new NAB law. The NAB prosecutor said that the provisions of money laundering include in the LNG reference cannot be terminate. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that anti-money laundering can be impose on a public office holder.