NAB takes Abbasi into custody in LNG scam

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LAHORE, Jul 18 (APP):The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore has taken former prime minister and PML-N leader, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, into custody on Thursday in a multi-billion-rupee scam related to award of liquefied natural gas (LNG) import contract.

According to a NAB spokesman, he was taken into custody at Thokar Niaz Baig Motorway interchange. Abbasi was on his way to attend a press conference, accompanied by PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal.

Later, the accused was handed over NAB Rawalpindi, and he is expected to be presented before an accountability court for physical remand. A medical team will also conduct his examination.

NAB had summoned former premier in the LNG case on Thursday but he did not appear before the bureau.