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LNG Scam: NAB Summons Sheikh Rasheed With Evidence

RAWALPINDI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has issued a summon to Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed to turn up with ‘proofs’ he claims to have in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) contract scam.

According to the NAB notice, Rasheed has been asked to bring along record of LNG scam on Feb 27 at 11pm.

The minister was asked in the notice to appear before NAB’s Rawalpindi office.

Rasheed had been claiming to have details of alleged corruption in the award of a contract for the import of LNG by the then federal petroleum minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.

Last year in February, Rasheed, who is also the chief of his own Pakistan Awami League, said he had provided details to NAB chairman about the LNG corruption case.

Rasheed has been claiming since Abbasi’s election as prime minister in August 2017 that the former petroleum minister was guilty of multi-billion rupee corruption.