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LHC Grants Bail To PTI Leader Aleem Khan

The Lahore High Court (LHC) has granted bail to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Abdul Aleem Khan in a case related to possessing assets beyond established sources of income.

Khan was taken into custody in February this year and is currently on judicial remand in the custody of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). The court ordered Aleem Khan to present two surety bonds worth Rs1 million each.

On the other hand, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has devised a strategy over references against Khan. Aleem was detained by NAB on February 6 over ownership of an offshore company named in Panama Papers. He was sent on a 9-day remand.

According to details, the investigation officers said that a supplementary reference will be filed against Khan if they won’t get a reply from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Britain regarding the case. Khan is accused of illegally gathering assets worth Rs800 million.

A final report will be submitted in the court by NAB after documents from the UAE and Britain are received.

During February 15’s hearing, the NAB prosecutor told the court that Khan was an ordinary citizen in 2003, but in 2007, he owned a total of 35 companies becoming a billionaire in no time.

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

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