Shahbaz Sharif PML-N President — joined by party leaders Marriyum Aurangzeb, Ahsan Iqbal and Ayaz Sadiq — is addressing a press conference following the arrest of former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.
Shahbaz Sharif, who himself is facing cases by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), doomed Abbasi’s arrest by the bureau.
A 12-member NAB team arrested former prime minister in a multi-billion-rupee case related to the award of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import agreement. He was on his way to attend a press conference, accompanied by Iqbal and Aurangzeb, when he was detained on the Thokar Niaz Baig interchange.
“Khaqan was arrested in a rough manner; when he asked for [arrest] warrants, the NAB officials just stared at each other’s faces,” claimed Sharif. “NAB DG came himself and showed a WhatsApp message. When Khaqan asked for a warrant signed by the NAB chairman, then they got a photocopy.”