Accountability Court Judge Directs NAB to Expedite Work In Aleem Khan Case
An accountability court on Saturday at the request of NAB officials, extended the judicial remand of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Aleem Khan till April 30. However, the presiding Judge Saeed Najmul Hassan saying that “no one should be kept in jail unnecessarily”, directed NAB to submit a final report on the cases in the next hearing.
On February 6, Khan was detained by NAB while recording his statement in a case linked 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 the hearing of the case on February 15, the NAB’s prosecutor informed the court that in 2003, Khan was an ordinary citizen and suddenly in 2007, he became a millionaire who owned 35 companies.
The prosecutor maintained that the accused concealed his assets and failed to provide details pertaining to AED30 million that were transferred from Pakistan to Dubai. The prosecutor maintained that the accused concealed his assets and failed to provide details pertaining to AED30 million that were transferred from Pakistan to Dubai.
Khan’s counsel, however, maintained that the money was sent from Khan’s mother’s account and that his client has submitted all of his documents to NAB.