Pakistan ex-PM Abbasi arrested | 2019-07-19

Pakistan ex-PM Abbasi arrested

19 July, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Pakistan ex-PM Abbasi arrested

LAHORE: Former Pakistani prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has been arrested and will appear before an anti-corruption court, officials said Thursday, the latest in a string of opposition figures to be targeted under the government of his successor Imran Khan, reports AFP.

Abbasi—whose Pakistan Muslim Leauge-Nawaz (PML-N) party was voted out last year following a heated contest with former World Cup cricketer Khan—was taken in to custody in the eastern city of Lahore and set to appear in an anti-corruption court.

“He has been arrested and is expected to be produced before a NAB court ... either today or tomorrow,” a senior official with the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), an anti-corruption body, told AFP on the condition of anonymity.

A second official from the bureau also confirmed the arrest.