Khaqan Abbasi faces NAB inquiry over LNG contract

prime minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

ISLAMABAD: Following the removal of its chief Nawaz Sharif as prime minister, an­other problem has arisen for the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) as the interim premier-in-waiting, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, is also facing a Rs220 billion corruption inquiry being carried out by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). Mr Abbasi, the former minister for petroleum and natural resources, is a principal accused in a NAB case registered in 2015 regarding award of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import contract. Other suspects include former petroleum secretary Abid Saeed, Inter State Gas Systems (ISGS) managing…

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