Sheikh Rasheed says will expose corruption in LNG contract


ISLAMABAD Oct 10 (TNS): Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed says he is going to unveil details of alleged corruption in the award of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import contract by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.

Speaking to media on Benazir International Airport, Islamabad on Tuesday morning, he said he had finally got his hands on a copy of the LNG contract after hectic efforts.

The AML chief said he will disclose tomorrow details of the LNG contract which the prime minister in his capacity as the minister for petroleum and natural resources had awarded back in 2015 to substantiate his claims of massive corruption in the award of the contract.

He took a swipe at the former prime minister’s daughter Maryam Nawaz Sharif for saying that she was being targeted because of her father and said she should produce evidence in the trial court to support her contention.

Rasheed said the British authorities had confirmed that Maryam was a beneficial owner of the Sharif family’s London flats.

He claimed that the corruption allegations Finance Minister Ishaq Dar is facing echoed at the annual meeting of the World Bank.