LNG case: NAB to file supplementary reference against Ex PM Shahid Khaqan

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday decided to file a supplementary reference against former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal case, News reported.
The accountability judge, Mohammad Azam Khan, resumed hearing of the reference filed by NAB against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz legislator Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and others.
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) officers Saeed Ahmed Khan, Uzma Adil Khan and other suspects appeared before the court.
During the hearing, Abbasi’s lawyer inquired when the anti-graft watchdog will file the final reference again PML-N leade.
The NAB prosecution informed the court that record pertaining to the reference could not be shifted from Karachi and a supplementary reference, in this case, is being readied which will be filed soon.
The court also approved the NAB request to declare former Pakistan State Oil (PSO) Managing Director (MD) Shahid Islam as a proclaimed offender and adjourned the hearing till June 11.
Former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Miftah Ismail, ex-PSO MD Imranul Haq and others are facing charges of corruption over awarding a LNG import contract allegedly at exorbitant rates in 2015, which caused a big loss to the national exchequer.
NAB sources said that Abbasi, in 2013, had awarded a LNG import and distribution contract to the Elengy Terminal in violation of the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA) rules and relevant laws

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