Shahid Khaqan to appear before NAB in illegal appointments case

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ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will appear before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in a case related to illegal appointments.

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has been asked to appear before the accountability bureau in a case related to the appointment of Managing Director of Pakistan Mineral Development Corporation. In this regard, the NAB is investigating a number of cases against the former prime minister.

The cases include the alleged assets beyond means case, LNG contract case, and the PSO appointments case. The anti-corruption watchdog filed a supplementary reference against the former prime minister in the LNG case in which it was stated that he had been receiving funds from Trinity Company located in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Earlier on Tuesday, Abbasi said that the NAB had sent me a notice on the abuse of power. Talking about the future strategy of the opposition, the PML-N leader said that there would be rallies for two months and then they would take to the streets.

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He said that 70 percent of cabinet members do not pay taxes or pay meager. The additional expenses of the cabinet members are paid from the corruption money, he maintained.

He said that Prime Minister Imran Khan was also responsible for taxes. “There is no department in which there is no corruption. Corruption happens but if it is favored from above, it increases,” Abbasi maintained.

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