LAHORE: Former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is arrested by NAB on Thursday. He was arrested on the Thokar Niaz Baig interchange.
A 12-member National Accountability (NAB) team arrested Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. He was going to attend a press conference, accompanying him were PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal and Marriyum Aurangzeb, PML-N spokesperson.
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has been shifted to NAB lock-up in Lahore after going through medical check-up.
Abbasi surrendered after initially resisting the arrest by the NAB officials.
Maryam Nawaz Sharif taking to twitter said
My fellow countrymen, one more Prime Minister elected through your votes have been arrested. Whoever elected by your vote, will they face the same fate of injustice, insult, and unlawfulness?
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has been arrested in a multi-billion-rupee case related to the award of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import contract.
An arrest warrant has also been signed for another PML-N leader, Miftah Ismail. He is also being questioned in the LNG import case.
A five-member team headed by Deputy Director Asad Janjua is headed to Islamabad to take former finance minister into custody.