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Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Released On Parole To Attend Uncle’s Funeral

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RAWALPINDI: An accountability court allowed former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to be released on parole on humanitarian grounds to attend the funeral of his paternal uncle.

The court’s decision comes in connection with a plea submitted by Saeeda Abbasi, the sister of the former prime minister. The plea requested the court to allow Abbasi to attend the funeral of late Brigadier Muhammad Taj.

According to details, the investigation officer in the Abbasi case appeared before the court to give his testimony in connection with the petition. The court granted parole to Abbasi after hearing the petition.

The court also directed the district authorities in Rawalpindi and Islamabad to ensure fool-proof security to the former prime minister while he attended his uncle’s funeral.

Further, the court directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to complete all formalities in connection with the parole order.

Earlier, an accountability court had extended the physical remand of Abbasi and former finance minister Miftah Ismail by 14 days in an ongoing probe into the liquefied natural gas (LNG) case.

The remand was extended on the request of NAB, which was approved by the court. Later, the court ordered the officials concerned to present the accused on September 26.

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