Maryam slams NAB for arresting Abbasi on basis of a ‘photocopy’

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LAHORE: PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz slammed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for arresting former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi via a photocopy of the arrest warrant.

Maryam tweeted in response to the former prime minister’s arrest. NAB arrested Abbasi from the toll plaza at Thokar Niaz Beg in Lahore on charges of corruption in the LNG case.

Abbasi was on his way to attend a press conference by former Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif. Former foreign minister Ahsan Iqbal was with Abbasi at the time of his arrest.

Former Sindh governor Muhammad Zubair said that Abbasi had not been arrested because he was not attending court proceedings.

“Will the looted money return to the country this way?” asked Zubair.