Former PM of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi arrested for corrupt practices
Pakistan’s anti-corruption firm arrested a former prime minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, on Thursday, a spokesman for the agency, the National Accountability Board (NAB), claimed.
He offered no information on the grounds for the arrest, but a copy of the arrest warrant shared by Abbasi’s PML-N party showed that he was charged with “corruption and corrupt practices.”
“They said they were from the NAB and took Shahid Khaqan Abbasi with them,” Ahsan Iqbal, a PML-N representative told.
In 2014, the NAB bought an inquiry right into both Abbasi and Sharif over a liquefied natural gas project. Sharif is serving a seven-year sentence after being convicted in a different corruption situation.
Abbasi that offered for less than a year complying with the resignation of former premier Nawaz Sharif in 2017 was jailed while on his way to a meeting in Lahore.