‘Disband NAB,’ ex-PM Abbasi demands

Former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has demanded that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) should be disbanded.

He addressed the media after appearing before the court in reference to the liquefied gas (LNG) case on Thursday.

Earlier, the hearing of the LNG case against Abbasi was adjourned with none proceedings till September 7 thanks to the unavailability of Accountability Court Judge Azam Khan.The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) stalwart told the media that despite the passage of 13 months, he has not been given a replica of the reference. Abbasi also thanked NAB for inducting him to the list of billionaires.

Replying to an issue , the previous prime minister ruled out allegations of cash laundering and stated that he and his son paid all the taxes, and money in their accounts is legitimate.

Abbasi, Miftah Ismail, ex-PSO MD Imranul Haq, et al. face charges of corruption over awarding a LNG import contract allegedly at exorbitant rates in 2015, which caused an enormous loss to the national exchequer.

According to NAB, in 2013 Abbasi had awarded a LNG import and distribution contract to the Elengy Terminal in violation of the general public Procurement regulatory agency (PPRA) rules and relevant laws.

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