All accused including Shahid Khaqan Abbasi appeared before the Islamabad accountability court today. The court has granted exemption to former finance minister Miftah Ismail from appearing in the hearing.
Accountability court issued release order of the former minister and PML-N leader in the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) scandal after his lawyer submitted Rs. 10 million surety bond in the court.
Inspector General Police (IGP) Islamabad issued orders for ensuring security arrangements for the two approvers over the request of the anti-corruption watchdog.
The anti-corruption watchdog wrote letters to Interior Ministry, Inspector General (IG) Islamabad police, chief secretary and Inspector General Sindh police.
Major progress was made in the corruption reference against Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and other accused persons as Sheikh Rasheed became a witness in the LNG contract case.
The court extended judicial remand of Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Miftah Ismail and Sheikh Imranul Haq till December 3 and adjourned the hearing.
The anti-graft watchdog has finalised references against Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Miftah Ismail and Sheikh Imran ul Haq in the LNG corruption case.
An accountability court on Thursday extended former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi's physical remand by 14 days in LNG corruption case.
The accused were presented before the court of Judge Muhammad Bashir.