Pakistan's former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi wasarrested by the country's anti-corruption watchdog on Thursday from theoutskirts of Lahore.
The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader wasreportedly arrested by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for hisinvolvement in the Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) corruption scandal, the ExpressNews reported.
Abbasi was on his way to attend a press conference,accompanied by PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal, when he was arrested from the LahoreToll Plaza.
Abbasi's arrest was confirmed by the party. The NAB hadsummoned the former Premier in the LNG case on Thursday, but he did not appearbefore the bureau.
He is facing the accusation of handing over a tender worthRs 220 billion to a company in which he was a shareholder himself. He is alsonamed in the Exit Control List (ECL).
Abbasi initially resisted the arrest, but eventuallyconceded, Dawn News reported.