ISLAMABAD: An accountability court of Islamabad on Friday granted 13-day physical remand of former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in liquefied natural gas (LNG) import case.
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was produced before the accountability court on Friday. Judge Muhammad Bashir heard the NAB’s petition against the Pakistan Muslim League-N leader.
Talking informally to media, he said the court should send him to a 90-day remand so that he could make the NAB understand LNG case properly.
The NAB had on Thursday arrested PML-N stalwart Shahid Khaqan Abbasi from Lahore and then brought to Islamabad.
Teams of NAB Lahore and NAB Rawalpindi had intercepted Shahid Khaqan Abbasi near Thokar Niaz Beg in Lahore while he was on his way to attend a press conference. The NAB chairman had already issued arrest warrants for the suspect in LNG case. The development came after he skipped the court hearing. An accountability court had summoned Abbasi in the case on Thursday.
In April this year, the federal government had imposed a travel ban on Abbasi, Miftah Ismail, and five others in the same case.
Senior PML-N leaders including Maryam Nawaz, Ahsan Iqbal, Muhammad Zubair and others have expressed frustration over the happening.