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Ex-PM Abbasi’s Judicial Remand Extended till Dec 3

ISLAMABAD: The accountability court of Islamabad on Tuesday extended the judicial remand of former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, ex-finance minister Miftah Ismail and former PSO managing director Imranul Haq for another 14 days in liquefied natural gas (LNG) case.

Mr Abbasi, Mr Miftah and Mr Imran were produced in the crowded courtroom of Judge Mohammad Bashir.

During the hearing, the former premier said: “The court should ask the NAB about the logic behind the case.”

“They were kept repeating from last one year that LNG was sold at high rates,” he told the court, adding: “Now they [NAB] come to know that we provided the LNG cheaper than India and Bangladesh.”

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said: “It’s time for NAB to show some ethics and tell the nation truth.”

The NAB prosecutor, in response, said that the reference has been approved and will be submitted in the court soon. “All the charges against Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will be mentioned in the reference,” he added.

After hearing the arguments, the court extended the judicial remand of Mr Abbasi, Mr Miftah and Mr Imran till December 3.