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Ex-PM Abbasi shifted to Adiala Jail after successful surgery

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was shifted back to Adiala jail after successful surgery in a private hospital.

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader was admitted to a private hospital on November 4, where he underwent a hernia operation.

PML-N leaders Murtaza Javed Abbasi, Mohsin Shahnawaz Ranjha and Barjees Tahir visited hospital and inquired health of former premier after getting permission from the court.

Abbasi had been arrested by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) while en-route to Thokar Niaz Baig in Lahore on July 18 in a multi-billion-rupee case related to the award of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import contract.

NAB sources said that Abbasi, in 2013, had awarded LNG import and distribution contract to the Elengy Terminal in violation of the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA) rules and relevant laws.

An accountability court on September 26 had sent the former prime minister and Ismail to Adiala jail on judicial remand, in the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) scandal.

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