An accountability court on Friday (Feb 15) extended remand of former Punjab Local Government Minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) senior leader Abdul Aleem Khan for 10 days as he was presented before the court today.
Aleem Khan were taken into custody by NAB on February 6 in a case pertaining to assets beyond means and offshore company as he was unable to satisfy NAB regarding his source of income for his properties in Dubai and London. Following the arrest, Aleem has resigned from the post of senior Punjab minister.
During hearing of the case, NAB’s prosecutor said “The suspect did not show his assets details in the Election Commission”. “In 2003, Aleem was an ordinary citizen. In 2007, he became a millionaire with 35 companies and a hundred bank accounts. He was secretary of a housing society in 2000, three years later he was elected member Punjab Assembly. He bought properties in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), United Kingdom and Pakistan. But we cannot find the trail of where the money came from” NAB prosecuter added.
In response to allegations, Aleem’s counsel said “I can say with confidence that Aleem has submitted every required document including those pertaining to foreign properties”.
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16 November, 2019