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An accountability court on Tuesday, 5th March, sent Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Aleem Khan to jail on a 14-day judicial remand in a case pertaining to his offshore companies and alleged possession of assets beyond his known sources of income.
National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials, who presented Khan before an accountability court judge as his physical remand had finished its tenure, asked for an extension of the PTI leader’s physical remand for further interrogation. The accused’s counsel, however, stood against the desired extension.
The court dismissed the corruption watchdog’s request for an extension of physical remand and instead sent the former provincial minister to jail.
Mr. Aleem Khan had appeared before the accountability bureau today for the fourth time in the case related to the offshore company and one owing asset more than means of income.
On 6th February, PTI’s senior Punjab Minister and party veteran Aleem Khan had been arrested by the national accountability bureau (NAB) in Lahore. The senior minister had appeared before NAB in a case pertaining to owing assets beyond known sources of income and an offshore company scandal.
As per details, the answers of the minister failed to satisfy the NAB officials during the inquiry of cases subsequently, leading to his arrest. Aleem Khan had earlier sent his resignation to Chief Minister Punjab, Usman Buzdar following his detention by NAB.
The NAB had opened a probe against Aleem in Hexam Investment Overseas Limited, an off-shore company. He was also facing investigations into the Park View Housing Society.
The PTI government had been severely criticized for having issued Aleem Khan a ticket and then including him in the Punjab cabinet owing to the ongoing cases against the minister.
Mr. Aleem Khan had appeared before the accountability bureau today for the fourth time in the case related to the offshore company and one owing asset more than means of income. According to Aleem’s nomination papers submitted for the recently held elections, Mr. Aleem holds total assets worth Rs918 million.