Pak’s interim PM Shahid Abbasi facing Rs 220 billion graft charge

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Islamabad—The ruling PML-N party’s interim Prime Minister nominee Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is facing a Rs 220 billion corruption inquiry by Pakistan’s National Accountability Bureau  (NAB) over an LNG contract, according to a media report.

Mr Abbasi, the former minister for petroleum and natural resources, is the principal accused in an NAB case registered in 2015 over the award of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import contract, Dawn News reported.

Meanwhile, Mr Abbasi’s nomination as interim Prime Minister has been challenged in the Supreme Court’s Lahore Registry. The petitioner argued that Mr Abbasi was nominated despite ongoing investigations of ‘corruption’ against him.     

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