ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureaus (NAB) has summoned former premier Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on February 8 in Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) scandal.

The apex court on September 10, 2018 directed the NAB to complete the inquiry against former premier Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and others for the alleged corruption in the LNG contract with Qatar.

In 2015 NAB started investigation against Abbasi for awarding a LNG import contract which caused a potential $2 billion loss to the national exchequer.

As per the NAB documents, the contract for the LNG import and distribution was awarded to the Elengy Terminal in 2013 in violation of the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA) rules and relevant laws.