Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader and former senior Punjab minister Aleem Khan, who was arrested a day earlier for owning assets beyond his known sources of income, will be presented before an accountability court today (Thursday).
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had summoned the PTI leader on Wednesday in an ongoing probe against him for owning assets beyond known sources of income and offshore companies.
NAB had taken Aleem into custody when he appeared at the accountability watchdog’s office in Lahore.
Following his arrest, Aleem resigned from the post of Punjab local government minister and sent his resignation to the provincial chief minister.
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According to a NAB spokesperson, the arrest was made in light of the Panama scandal investigation.
The spokesman said that 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.
According to sources in the accountability watchdog, Aleem has been taken into custody in connection with his alleged offshore company disclosed in the Panama Papers leak.
NAB stated that during his 2005 and 2006 visit to UAE and UK, Aleem Khan made several offshore companies.