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Court reserves verdict against Khaqan Abbasi in LNG reference

The accountability court has reserved judgment against the former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and others in the LNG case brought by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

Both the co-accused and PML-N leader Abbasi appeared in court during the hearing. According to their attorney, a board of 13 people opted to issue the tender, and the ensuing process started once the bidding was over.

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The NAB prosecutor disputed the accused’s acquittal and requested the court to render a decision only on its jurisdiction, leaving it up to the other forum to determine whether or not a crime was committed.

The former prime minister claimed that the accusations against him were politically motivated and that it was important to “evaluate where the country is today.”

“I have requested information from the Islamabad High Court (IHC) regarding the accusations made against me. I was involved in the case for the past four years with no witness providing any information about the accusations made against me.”

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Abbasi stated, “I sold a car to someone four years ago but did not find the time to have it transferred in my name.”



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