Islamabad (Staff Report/Agencies): An accountability court in Islamabad on Tuesday issued non-bailable arrest warrants for PML-N leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and others in the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) reference.
Judge Nasir Javed Rana issued the orders after the ex-prime minister failed to appear before the court today.
The reference alleged that one LNG company had received benefits of over Rs21 billion because of the contract. The reference claimed that the national exchequer would suffer a Rs47bn loss by 2029 if the contract in question continued.
Abbasi, ex-finance minister Miftah Ismail, former managing director Pakistan State Oil (PSO) Sheikh Imranul Haq, ex-Ogra chairpersons Saeed Ahmed Khan and Uzma Adil Khan, Engro Group chairman Hussain Dawood, former chairman PQA Agha Jan Akhtar, ex-member Ogra Aamir Naseem, former managing director PSO Shahid M. Islam and PSO official Abdul Sammad were nominated by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in the reference.