ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday arrested the former Federal Minister for Finance Miftah Ismail and the former Managing Director Pakistan State Oil (PSO) Sheikh Imran Ul Haq in a Case related to the award of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import contract.
Both of them were taken into custody from the premises of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) after a two-member bench of the Court didn’t approve their bail plea.
Now NAB will produce them before an Accountability Court tomorrow.
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Earlier on July 18, the former Prime Minister and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was also apprehended by NAB from Lahore in the same case.
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The Chairman NAB Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal had also approved the arrest warrant of Miftah Ismail and Sheikh Imran Ul Haq along with Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in the LNG Case; however, the Miftah Ismail sought the protective bail from the Sindh High Court (SHC), which he was granted to him against surety bond of Rs 500,000.