NAB acquires 9 days remand of Aleem Khan

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The Accountability Court on Thursday granted the nine day remand of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf leader and former senior Punjab Minister Aleem Khan to National Accountability Bureau.

NAB officials brought the PTI leader to the court amid tight security to seek his remand. The accountability court building was sealed off and police was deployed all along the route.

A NAB spokesman said that Aleem misused his authority as a lawmaker for his Parkview Housing Society. The spokesman added that Aleem also has assets beyond his means in Pakistan and overseas.

According to his nomination papers, he owned assets worth over Rs. 918 million and his personal property is valued at more than Rs. 159 million while his ownership of shares is said to be worth more than Rs. 129.3 million.

In 2018, NAB had contacted the authorities in the United Kingdom to seek the details of assets owned by him.

The anti-corruption body had written to the UK authorities about details of assets owned by the PTI leader adding that Khan had provided details of assets abroad during investigations, however, the British authorities have been asked to verify the claims of the minister.

The bureau also received the record of his tax returns, remittances and bank transactions from the Federal Board of Revenue and the State Bank of Pakistan.

The former Punjab minister is further accused of forming 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 the 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 chief minister.

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