Lahore (Web Desk): An accountability court on Thursday granted National Accountability Bureau (NAB) 14-day physical remand of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader Muhammad Asif.
The NAB officials produced Khawaja Asif before the court.
Accountability Court Judge Jawad ul Hassan heard the assets beyond income case against the PML-N leader where the prosecution sought physical remand.
The NAB prosecutor informed the court that an inquiry is ongoing against the former foreign minister regarding his assets.
He told the court that Asif failed to provide a satisfactory response.
The prosecutor requested physical remand of Khawaja Asif so that the investigation against the PML-N leader could be completed.
While speaking in court, the PML-N leader said he became a Member of National Assembly (MNA) for seven times and already faced an inquiry in Rawalpindi.
The details of transactions have been provided to NAB investigators besides the provision of related particulars, he added.
The court sent Khawaja Asif on a physical remand till Jan 13, directing the NAB to submit a progress report on the investigation at the next hearing.
The court also directed the NAB to let Asif meet his relatives, adding that Asif must be presented before the court at the next hearing as well.
It further directed the watchdog to let Asif meet his relatives, adding that Asif must be presented before the court at the next hearing as well.
The court also allowed homemade food and medical facilities to the PML-N leader.
On Wednesday, the accountability court in Islamabad had approved one-day transit remand of the PML-N leader.
The NAB) arrested Khawaja Asif on Tuesday in assets beyond means case.
According to PML-N’s spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb, Asif was taken into custody after attending a meeting at party leader Ahsan Iqbal’s residence in Islamabad.