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SHC extends Shahid Abbasi’s bail in PSO MD appointment case

KARACHI (City News) – Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday extended bail of former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in a case regarding appointment of Managing Director (MD) of PSO.

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi appeared before the court during the hearing. The court expressed anger at National Accountability Bureau and remarked that the bureau did not send any notice to the former prime minister nor conducted any investigation than how reference was filed.

Earlier, in last hearing, the court also expressed anger over absence of NAB officials and lawyer and said that Shahid Khaqan arrived from Islamabad for the hearing but anti-graft watchdog’s officials did not come.

It is pertinent to mention here that Abbasi has been accused of hiring people illegally while he was serving as the petroleum minister during PML-N’s tenure.

NAB claimed that he illegally appointed Pakistan State Oil’s managing director and deputy managing director.

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