NAB freezes assets of Khaqan Abbasi, Miftah Ismail

By: INP      Published: 04:03 PM, 21 Jul, 2020
NAB freezes assets of Khaqan Abbasi, Miftah Ismail

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday froze the moveable and immovable assets of former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and former finance minister Miftah Ismail in LNG case.

According to details, both Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders have been stopped from transferring ownership of vehicles and property.

The anti-graft watchdog has also stopped the transfer of already sold vehicles of Abbasi.

On the other hand, the accountability court has reserved its decision on plea of Abbasi to allow the transfer of the vehicle.

The accountability court in June had directed the National Accountability Bureau to file a supplementary reference against former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal case.

Earlier, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) granted bail to former finance minister Miftah Ismail and former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) case.

Dr Asim allowed travelling abroad

An accountability court of Karachi on Tuesday again allowed former petroleum minister Dr Asim Hussain to fly abroad on medical grounds.

Dr Asim has been allowed to fly to London and remain there for a month for his medical treatment. The court has directed the former federal minister to return to the country latest by August 25.

It is pertinent to mention here that Dr Asim Hussain was permitted to go abroad for medical treatment by the NAB court on November 17, 2018.