Abb Takk News

LNG Case: Shahid Khaqan Appears Before NAB Rawalpindi

RAWALPINDI: Former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has appeared before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Rawalpindi in LNG scandal case.

Sources said that Shahid Khaqan is being questioned by NAB’s team investigation team.

Shahid Khaqan was previously summoned in the second week of March but he excused from appearing for being abroad, requesting the Bureau to set any date in the last week of the month.

The former premier was also handed a questionnaire comprising 75 questions.

Sheikh Submits ‘Evidence’ Against Khaqan

Earlier on March 15, Railways minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed submitted evidence of alleged corruption of petroleum minister at the time Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to NAB in LNG scandal case.

Sheikh Rasheed appeared as a witness before an investigation team of the accountability watchdogs as inquiry in the LNG case is underway on Chairman NAB Javed Iqbal’s directives.

During his appearance before the team, Sheikh’s statement was also recorded.

Talking to media after submitting evidence to NAB, Railways minister alleged former prime minister Shahid Khaqan and other involved suspects for ‘intentionally signing an expensive contract with Qatar’.

“Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, expressing partiality, gave approval for the contract. My case is very simple and solid. I have told NAB team that my intentions are pure”, said Sheikh.

“I had already challenged Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. I have handed all evidence to NAB today”, concluded Railways minister.