Lahore (Staff Report): An accountability court on Monday extended the physical remand of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Aleem Khan till March 5.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) presented Aleem Khan before the court and requested a 15-day extension in the PTI leader’s physical remand.
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.
Later a day, the NAB presented the PTI’s senior leader in the court and sought fifteen-day physical remand to interrogate the former senior provincial minister.
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.