Lahore (Staff Report): An accountability court on Tuesday sent Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Aleem Khan on judicial remand after rejecting the National Accountability Bureau's (NAB) request for an extension in his physical remand.
The NAB officials presented the PTI in the court amid tight security and sought further extension in his physical remand.
The accountability rejected NAB's request and ordered to send Aleem Khan to jail on judicial remand till March 18.
On February 25, the accountability court had extended the physical remand of PTI lawmaker till March 5.
On Feb 6, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore arrested Aleem Khan as he was unable to satisfy the anti-graft body about the money trail for his assets.
Aleem Khan is facing two cases in NAB Lahore including assets beyond known sources of income and holding an offshore company.
According to NAB’s spokesperson, Aleem misused his authority as a lawmaker for his Parkview Housing Society. Aleem also has assets beyond his means in Pakistan and overseas.
The former Punjab minister is further accused of forming A and A Company to acquire 1,500 Kanals in Lahore and its outskirts. The accountability bureau spokesperson said Aleem did not provide a satisfactory response on the acquisition of this land.
NAB stated that during his 2005 and 2006 visit to UAE and UK, Aleem Khan made several offshore companies.
Soon after his arrest, Aleem resigned from the post of Punjab local government minister and sent his resignation to the provincial chief minister.