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Shahiq Khaqan To Make His Fifth Appearance Before NAB Today

RAWALPINDI: Former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday will re-appear before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Rawalpindi in LNG scandal case, making it his fifth appearance.

Meanwhile, NAB has written a letter to the interior ministry, proposing recommendation of placing Khaqan’s name in the Exit Control List (ECL).

In the letter, the Accountability Watchdogs held the point of view that former premier Shahid Khaqan’s name should be put on ECL since he is under investigation in the LNG scandal case.

Earlier on Friday, Khaqan appeared before NAB Rawalpindi to record his statements to Bureau’s combined investigation team.

However, Khaqan, despite being instructed by NAB’s team to bring alongside him the documents pertaining to LNG case, failed to comply.

Moreover, the former premier also handed over the answers to the questionnaire handed to him previously which comprised of 70 questions.

SHEIKH SUBMITS ‘EVIDENCE’ AGAINST KHAQAN

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.