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Shahid Khaqan Abbasi arrested by NAB

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Lahore: Former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was arrested on Thursday by the National Accountability Bureau.

The Pakistan Muslim Leauge-Nawaz (PML-N) leader was taken in to custody in Lahore and set to appear in an anti-corruption court on Friday.

“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),said.

Abbasi served as prime minister from August 2017 until May 2018.

“Another elected prime minister has been arrested. Will anyone else coming to power by vote also face the same lawlessness, humiliation, and injustice,” tweeted Maryam Nawaz Sharif following the arrest.