LNG case: Request for immediate indictment against Shahid Khaqan and other accused rejected
ISLAMABAD: The Accountability Court docket (AC) has rejected NAB’s plea to right away cost former Petroleum Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and different accused within the LNG case.
The LNG reference listening to was held within the accountability court docket in Rawalpindi. Twelve accused, together with former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, appeared within the court docket whereas two overseas accused Philip Natman and Shina Sadiq had been absent.
The NAB requested to separate the case of absent accused Philip Natman and Shina Sadiq and to right away cost different current accused together with Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.
Barrister Zafarullah, counsel for Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, whereas opposing the NAB’s request, mentioned that if the overseas accused weren’t coming, their arrest warrants ought to be issued first.
Accountability Court docket Decide Azam Khan rejected the NAB’s request for quick indictment of Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and different accused, saying that first the absent accused could be determined, then the indictment could be issued.
The court docket mentioned it could resolve whether or not to re-summon or problem warrants to the overseas accused.
The accountability court docket mentioned that they’re ready for the compliance report of the summons despatched by the Overseas Workplace.