NAB arrests another opposition leader from PML-N, opposition calls the arrest as political victimization
- NAB arrests former prime minister of Pakistan.
- He’s accused of corruption charges in the handling of a tender worth billions of rupees.
- PML-N leaders calling the arrest as political victimization.
- He was arrested while traveling to attend a conference.
Ex-premier of the country and a member of the leading opposition party has been taken into custody by the premier institute of accountability. Shahid Khakan Abbassi was summoned by the NAB as of today in relation to the allegations of corruption leveled against him.
The arrest warrant of Shahid Khakan Abbasi has mentioned that after the arrest he shall be produced before the court for authorization of detention.
Whereas Shahid Khakan Abbasi is accused of commission of the offense of corruption and corrupt practices under section 9(a) of National Accountability Ordinance, 1999 and Schedule thereto, NAB statement read.
The former prime minister of Pakistan has been arrested in connection with the LNG case by NAB. He was arrested while traveling to Lahore to attend the conference by Shahbaz Sharif, Geo News reported.
Accusations against Shahid Khakan Abbasi
Abbasi is accused of handing over a tender to a company in which he himself was a shareholder. The tender worth more than 200 billion rupees.
Opposition leaders are calling the arrest political victimization. Ahsan Iqbal of PML-N reacted to the arrest of Shahid Khakan Abbassi and said: “Former PM Shahid Khaqan arrested on an uncertified photocopy. “N League Accountability Bureau (NAB)” arrests SVP of PMLN. Mega corruption scandals remain untouched under the PTI umbrella.”
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Disgruntled opposition leader and daughter of former three times prime minister of Pakistan Maryam Nawaz has called the arrest as a disrespect to the people’s vote. She has also shared the video of the arrest on her Twitter account.
میرے ہموطنو! آپ کے ووٹ سے منتخب ہونے والا ایک اور وزیر اعظم گرفتار ! جو آپ کے ووٹ سے آئے گا، کیا یہی لا قانونیت، توہین اور ناانصافی اس کا مقدر بنے گی؟ pic.twitter.com/iKvx47rjrR
— Maryam Nawaz Sharif (@MaryamNSharif) July 18, 2019
Here’s the photo of the arrest warrant issued by the National Accountability Bureau and also shared by the Ahsan Iqbal of PML-N in a twitter post.
Former PM Shahid Khaqan arrested on an uncertified photocopy. “N League Accountability Bureau (NAB)” arrests SVP of PMLN. Mega corruption scandals remain untouched under PTI umbrella. pic.twitter.com/depubUaRt7
— Ahsan Iqbal (@betterpakistan) July 18, 2019
Several other opposition leaders are already in the NAB custody and former law minister was arrested by Anti-Narcotics Force on the allegations of smuggling.
PML-N’s narrative of political victimization will help the party’s revival in the political scenario of Pakistan for the next general elections or not? Please leave your comments