LNG case: Court sends Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Miftah Ismail to jail on judicial remand

LNG case: Court sends Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Miftah Ismail to jail on judicial remand

Islamabad (Web Desk): An accountability court on Thursday sent former premier and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and former finance minister Miftah Ismail to jail on judicial remand in liquefied natural gas (LNG) corruption case.


Abbasi, Ismail and former MD PSO Imran-ul-Haq appeared before the court after the completion of their physical remand.

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had sought an extension in physical remand of the accused but the court rejected the anti-graft body's request and sent them to jail on judicial remand.

The court ordered NAB to produce the suspects before the court on October 11.

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi submitted a nine-page written statement to the court. The former PM told the court that NAB had intimidated two officers to become approvers in the case.

Abbasi further said that there was no justice in the court and requested the court to conduct an open trial so that people could know what was going on in the country. "This is political engineering", the PML-N leader said.

The former PM and the former finance minister were later shifted to Adiala Jail.