KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Karachi has recommended opening another reference against former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for allegedly violating rules and procedures set by the federal government in the appointment of the managing director of Pakistan State Oil (PSO).
According to a statement issued by NAB, Abbasi had appointed Sheikh Imranul Haq as managing director of PSO by allegedly violating rules and procedures laid down for appointments of chief executive officers in public sector enterprises.
An investigation, the statement said, “revealed” that Haq was appointed as MD PSO on the basis of having “personal affiliation” with the minister.
The appointment was made without verifying his academic and professional credentials, it added.
According to NAB, the investigation “revealed that Sheikh Imran ul Haq developed personal relations with the then minister petroleum during the establishment of the LNG terminal in the year 2013 to 2015.”