NAB explains why ex-PM Abbasi was arrested.

ISLAMABAD -- Former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was taken into custody by the National Accountability Bureau in light of convincing evidence of his involvement in 'corruption and corrupt practices.'

According to the bureau's document explaining the reason for the PML-N stalwart's arrest, Abbasi, former petroleum and natural resources minister, allegedly used his influence to award the contract of the construction of an LNG terminal at the Karachi port to Elengy Terminal Pakistan Limited (ETPL), causing a loss to the national kitty.

A firm, QED Consulting, was hired to prepare tender documents for the LNG terminal contract.

The services of the firm were hired in lieu of Sui Southern Gas Company for the purpose in gross violation of relevant provisions of Procurement Services Regulations...

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