ISLAMABAD: The Accountability Courtroom on Monday adjourned Liquefied Pure Gasoline (LNG) case in opposition to former premier Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and others with out proceedings because the tenure of Accountability Courtroom-II choose Muhammad Azam Khan expired on October 27.
Choose Muhammad Azam Khan was appointed in October 2019 because the choose of AC-II, Islamabad – after it was left vacant after Choose Arshad Malik was eliminated by the Islamabad Excessive Courtroom (IHC) within the wake of the video scandal case in opposition to him.
The tenure of choose Azam Khan expired on October 27 however thus far no choose has been appointed.
Accountability Courtroom-II choose Muhammad Azam Khan throughout his tenure heard the LNG case concerning the award of the LNG terminal to the ETPL that allegedly triggered a lack of Rs 21.584 billion to the exchequer.
The NAB on December 4, 2019, filed an LNG case earlier than the Accountability Courtroom.
Those that are nominated within the reference for allegedly misusing their authority included Abbasi, Finance Minister Miftah Ismail, former managing director (MD) Pakistan State Oil (PSO) Sheikh Imranul Haque, Agha Jan Akhtar, former chairman Port Qasim Authority (PQA), Saeed Ahmed Khan, former chairman Oil and Gasoline Regulatory Authority (Ogra), Aamir Naseem, former member oil Ogra, Uzma Adil Khan, chairperson Ogra, Shahid M Islam, former MD PSO, and Abdul Samad Dawood.
The bureau on August 6, 2020, filed a supplementary reference in opposition to former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and others, in reference to the LNG case.
The bureau has nominated Abbasi, Abdul Khaqan Abbasi son of Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, former finance minister Miftah Ismail, former MD PSO Sheikh Imranul Haque, Agha Jan Akhtar, former chairman PQA, and Saeed Ahmed Khan, former chairman Ogra, within the supplementary reference.
The opposite accused included, Aamir Naseem, former member oil Ogra, Uzma Adil Khan, chairperson Ogra, Shahid M Islam, former MD PSO, and Abdul Samad Dawood Director Engro Company Restricted, Hussain Dawood Chairman Engro Company Restricted, M/s QED Advisor UK by way of its MD Phillip Nutman, Maverick Advisory by way of its CEO Sana Sadiq, Muhammad Amin MD Sui Southern Gasoline Firm Restricted (SSGCL), and Chaudhry Muhammad Aslam.
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