Former PM of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi arrested for corrupt practices
Former PM of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi arrested for corrupt practices

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.

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