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Shahid Khaqan Abbasi demands action on Toshakhana swindling

Abbasi denies the establishment of a new political party.

Islamabad. 14 March 2023 (GNP): Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, the leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and a former Prime Minister, stated on Tuesday that if any Toshakhana presents were given in an unethical manner, appropriate action must be taken.

Abbasi confessed his name had been included in the list of Toshakhana presents while speaking to the reporters outside the accountability court. Any present from abroad must be put at the Toshakhana, he explained.

He continued by saying that the Toshakhana sets the present’s price and that payment must be done to get the gift.

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Individuals have been going to accountability courts for many years, according to Abbasi, but no verdicts have been rendered.

The former premier stated in response to an inquiry that no effort is currently being made to create a new government. “Pakistan has sufficient political parties,” he added.

It should be mentioned that the PML-N leader was there in the courthouse because he had an accountability court hearing for the LNG reference scheduled.


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Today’s case was heard by Judge Nasir Javed Rana. At the hearings, the NAB prosecutor claimed that the proceedings in the LNG case had been concluded.

He continued by saying that the courts have been given authority under the amendments to the NAB rules. The accountability court may transmit the open case to any tribunal under the new amendment.

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When Abbasi indicated he would be unable to attend the previous session, the judge responded that Abbasi might send his attorney in his place.

As a result of the new amendment, closing arguments on the plea of jurisdiction and acquittal could not be made and the hearing of the case was postponed till April 4.