ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday issued a notice to former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to appear before it on April 2, in connection with a probe into the liquefied natural gas (LNG) contract case.
NAB is probing a case instituted against Abbasi in 2015, for allegedly awarding an LNG import contract at exorbitant rates, which caused a potential $2 billion loss to the national exchequer.
During his last appearance in the NAB on March 26, a Combined Investigation Team led by Malik Zubair had quizzed the PML-N leader. Abbasi failed to provide the required documents in the case and sought time from NAB in this regard.
“Need some time to hand over the documents,” Khaqan was quoted as saying to the NAB investigation team. The NAB had also sought details of the assets owned by Abbasi.
The former prime minister is accused of misusing his powers during his tenure as petroleum minister. The case was registered on a complaint by Shahid Sattar – an energy expert and former member of the Planning Commission and the SSGC board of directors – on July 29, 2015.