Lahore (Staff Report): An accountability court on Saturday extended the judicial remand of Punjab's former senior minister Aleem Khan till April 30 in assets beyond income and offshore companies cases.
The National Accountability Bureau presented the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader before the court and requested to extend his judicial remand.
During the hearing, the NAB investigation officer told the court that a large part of the investigation against the former Punjab minister was complete and that the final report would be presented in court, once the NAB chairman signs off on it.
Responding to this, Aleem Khan's lawyer said that at the time of obtaining the judicial remand, NAB had the same stance as it does today.
The court extended Khan's remand to April 30 and ordered the anti-corruption watchdog to present its final report on the matter in the next hearing of the case.
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.