Abbasi, Miftah's judicial remand extended till Nov 19.


ISLAMABAD -- An Accountability Court (AC) Monday extended the judicial remand of three accused including former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and ex-finance minister Miftah Ismail till November 19, in LNG import agreement investigation.

The court also allowed the three accused to meet inside the court room for legal consultation.

Khaqan Abbasi, Miftah Ismail and Imran Sheykh were produced before AC-I Judge Muhammad Bashir after ending of their judicial remand time.

During outset of the hearing, the former prime minister moved two separate applications seeking his medical treatment from the hospital of his consent and online broadcasting of trial proceeding against him.

Abbasi also produced his medical report to the judge in which the medical board had advised to shift the accused to hospital.

He said he wanted to go through the surgery and if he got delay his health condition could deteriorate.

He pleaded that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) was conducting investigation since one and half year and it could not so far prepare a reference against him.

The court proceeding should be telecast live...

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