Lahore (Staff Report): An accountability court on Monday extended the judicial remand of Punjab's former senior minister Aleem Khan till May 27 in assets beyond income and offshore companies cases.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) presented the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader before the court and requested to extend his judicial remand.
During the hearing, the judge of the accountability court asked the NAB about the position of the reference against the PTI leader.
The NAB prosecutor told the court that the records of Aleem Khan’s property have yet to be collected from abroad, adding that the bureau is working on collecting evidence against him.
The anti-corruption watchdog asked for more time to present the records against the former provincial minister.
The accountability court, accepting NAB’s request, extended Aleem Khan's judicial remand till May 27.
On February 6, 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 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.
The 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.