Reference against Shahid Khaqan Abbasi adjourned till 23rd

ISLAMABAD – An Accountability Court on Tuesday adjourned hearing till November 23, in LNG reference against ex-prime minis­ter Shahid Khaqan Abba­si, former finance advisor Miftah Ismail and others.

AC-II Judge Muham­mad Azam Khan heard the reference filed by National Accountability Bureau (NAB). Former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi appeared before the court along with his lawyer barrister Zafarullah. At the out­set of hearing, Abbasi’s lawyer gave references of various courts’ ver­dicts and adopted the stance that the NAB had only leveled allegations against his client so far. 

He said the then ECC and cabinet had given approval for extension in LNG project. The arguments were con­tinued when the court adjourned hearing on the case till next date.

Meanwhile, AC-I Judge Muhammad Bashir ad­journed hearing till De­cember 7, on Lok Virsa corruption reference against senator Robina Khalid and others.  

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