LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Abdul Aleem Khan will be presented before an accountability court today in a case pertaining to accumulation of assets beyond means, ARY News reported on Monday.
Punjab’s former senior minister was remanded for 10 days by the accountability court on February 15.
Judge Najmul Hussain Bukhari will hear the case against the PTI senior leader.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) will present its investigation report and seek an extension in Aleem Khan’s remand.
During hearing of the case on February 15, the NAB’s prosecutor said Aleem Khan was a common man in 2000 and suddenly became millionaire as his assets now worth rupees 871 million.
Khan remained Punjab minister in 2003 to 2007 and set up 35 companies, while several of his bank accounts also surfaced.
Meanwhile, Aleem Khan’s counsel in counter arguments in the court said, his client has submitted all of his documents to the anti-graft watchdog body.
AC Judge, Najamul Hassan Bukhari, while approving Aleem Khan’s remand for 10 days adjourned the hearing.
NAB arrests Aleem Khan
It is pertinent to note that the PTI leader had tendered his resignation after being nabbed by the anti-graft watchdog on Feb 6.
The provincial lawmaker had been taken into custody when he appeared before the NAB for the hearing of two cases against him pertaining to offshore companies and assets beyond his sources of income.
His answers had failed to satisfy NAB officials during the inquiry, leading to his arrest.
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