Tuesday November 16, 2021

LNG Reference: LNG Agreement Conducted By Cabinet And ECC: Defense Counsel

Islamabad: An accountability court of Islamabad on Tuesday adjourned the hearing of LNG reference against former premier Shahid Khaqan Abbassi till November 23.

The accountability court heard the LNG reference against Shahid Khaqan Abbassi and others. Defense counsel Barister Zafar Ullah said that the NAB has been used for political engineering.

Barrister Zafar Ullah in his arguments said that the LNG agrement was not conducted by any single person but federal cabinet and Economic Coordination Committee did it.

Later, the court adjourned the hearing till November 23.

Shahid Khaqan Abbassi Talks To Media

Former premier Shahid Khaqan Abbassi on Tuesday said that everyone will be accountable one day.

Talking to media after appearing before an accountability court for LNG reference, Pakistan Muslim League-N stalwart said that an allegation was hurled at former chief justice of Pakistan.

He said that ex-cj should submit affidavit like what ex-cj of GB submitted as the accusation. He said that if Saqib Nisar could not clear his name from this allegation how one can trust the judiciary of the country.

Shahid Khaqan Abbassi said that if top court can disqualify prime minister on Iqama why don’t the same judiciary can investigate its own judge.

He said that the NAB chief claimed recovery of 540 billion rupees but it submitted only one billion and 40 caroors rupees in the country exchequer.

He said that tomorrow Chairman NAB will be standing in the court where we are standing today.

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