Published On: Tue, May 14th, 2019
Published in Category: Court News / Lahore

Assets case: NAB court extends Aleem Khan’s judicial remand till May 27

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LAHORE: An accountability court on Monday extended Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Abdul Aleem Khan’s judicial remand till May 27 in assets beyond sources case.

Duty Judge Syed Jawadul Hassan conducted the hearing and inquired about the reference against the PTI leader. NAB Prosecutor Hafiz Warris Ali Janjua informed the court that the NAB has written letters to UAE and UK authorities for securing the information about the offshore companies of Abdul Aleem Khan, adding that after receiving information from these countries NAB will file the reference.

Duty judge while expressing annoyance over the NAB prosecutor said it the reply is not received for 25 years then we will continue waiting. The court while directing NAB to submit final report as soon as possible has extended the judicial remand of Abdul Aleem Khan till 27th May.

On February 6, Abdul Aleem was detained by the NAB while recording his statement in a case lined to an offshore company unveiled in the Panama Papers leaks.

On February 7, the court sent him on a nine-day physical remand in NAB’s custody. During hearing of the case on February 15, the NAB’s prosecutor told the court that in 2003, Aleem Khan was an ordinary citizen and suddenly in 2007, he became millionaire with 35 companies.

The bureau’s prosecutor maintained that the PTI leader concealed his assets.

The NAB prosecutor maintained that AED30 million were transferred from Pakistan to Dubai and the accused failed to provide details.

Contrarily, Abdul Aleem Khan’s counsel maintained that the money was sent from the account of Aleem’s mother and that his client has submitted all of his documents to the anti-graft watchdog body.

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