Shahid Khaqan’s bail in PSO appointments reference extended

By: News Desk      Published: 11:04 AM, 31 Aug, 2020
Shahid Khaqan’s bail in PSO appointments reference extended

Former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Monday said the issues faced by Karachi did not concern with one government and everyone from the Centre, province and locals levels would have to work together.

Talking to media persons as he appeared before an accountability court in Karachi, Abbasi said the coastal strip had been most affected by the recent devastating rains in the port city.

He noted that water would accumulate after heavy rains and advised against levelling allegations against each other. There was a need to work together for resolving the problem, Abbasi stressed.

“When Maryam Nawaz remains silent then people say she has gone mute. Whenever Maryam Nawaz speaks up, everyone notes that she talks,” the former prime replied to a question about the political activities of the PML-N vice-president and related party affairs.

Meanwhile, the accountability court extended the interim bail of Abbasi and other accused in the PSO (Pakistan State Oil) illegal appointments case.

As the PML-N senior vice-president appeared before the court, the judge also directed the parties to present their arguments on the next hearing.

Earlier this month, the accountability court had indicted Abbasi, former petroleum secretary Arshad Mirza and two others in the reference about alleged illegal appointments to two key posts.

The National Accounta­bility Bureau (NAB) has alleged in the reference that they misused their authority in appointments of Sheikh Imran-ul-Haq as managing director and Yaqoob Sattar as deputy managing director (finance).

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