Former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has filed a bail petition in the Islamabad High Court. He is currently in NAB custody in the LNG contract case. He has asked the court to grant him bail till a verdict is announced in the case. The former premier applied for bail on the orders of Nawaz Sharif, the PML-N founder and three-time former prime minister.
Abbasi was arrested on July 18, 2019 after he missed a NAB appearance. He was accused of not cooperating with the investigation. He has been in NAB custody ever since.