On August 7, the corruption watchdog body arrested former finance adviser Miftah
Ismail after the Islamabad High Court rejected his bail plea in the LNG case.
's counsel Haider Waheed opposed the NAB request for further remand of his client and pleaded that no investigation was conducted from the accused in last eleven days.
To this, the lawyer of Miftah
said the bureau has failed in carrying out any investigation in 22-day remand of his client.
The court after hearing arguments from the both sides extended Miftah
Ismail and Imran ul Haq's physical remand till September 12.
The anti-graft agency officials also submitted Miftah
Ismail's medical report in the court.
The High Court granted bails for the former Managing Director of Pakistan State Oil and Miftah
Ismail till August 1st.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) arrested former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for his alleged involvement in a case pertaining to the award of liquefied natural gas (LNG) import contracts while arrest warrants have been issued for former finance minister Miftah
in the same case.
'Whenever I have received a notice, I have appeared before the NAB,' said the PML-N leader.The NAB on Thursday carried out a raid at the residence of Miftah
Ismail, but the PML-N leader was not at his residence.The NAB chairperson had signed the arrest warrants of both Ismail and Sheikh Imran ul Haque.Earlier in the same day, former Prime Minister and PML-N leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was arrested from the Toll Plaza in relation to the LNG case.
insisted in his plea that the accountability watchdog is carrying out alleged baseless inquiry against him as he has nothing to do with the scam.
said the allocations of Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) have been enhanced three times while ten billion rupees have been proposed for Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal for the next fiscal year.
PML-N to form next government on basis of record development works: Miftah
During his three-day stay in Washington, Miftah
will also meet senior US officials in an effort to improve economic ties with the world's largest economy, but those meetings present starker challenges today they would have a few years ago.