190718 Shahid Khaqan Abbasi
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Former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was arrested by a 12-member National Accountability Bureau (NAB) team on Thursday in a multi-billion-rupee case related to the award of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import contract, Pakistan’s DawnNews TV reported. The outlet said Abbasi was on his way to attend a press conference, accompanied by PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal, when he was arrested.

He is expected to be presented before an accountability court for physical remand tomorrow. A medical team will conduct an examination.