LAHORE: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday decided to widen the area of probe against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Central Punjab President Abdul Aleem Khan and investigate the assets owned by his family members as well in the alleged offshore company case.
Sources privy to NAB said that the bureau had started investigating the assets owned not only by Aleem Khan but also by his wife, parents, close relatives and friends.
NAB summoned a detail of assets owned by the PTI leader and his relatives since 1985. It has given the parties a deadline of April 12 to submit the documents.
Earlier in 2018, a NAB probe committee had asked Aleem Khan to present details of Hexam Investment Overseas Limited, which according to records is owned solely by him. The PTI leader, however, had claimed that his company was not named in the Panama Papers and that he would present all documents required by the NAB.
“I would quit politics if proven guilty of acquiring even an inch of land illegally,” the PTI Central Punjab president had promised back then.
Moreover, Aleem Khan is also facing a probe regarding the Park View Housing Society in Lahore. In January, reports indicated that government had imposed a fine of Rs10 million on his Lahore-based real estate company for fraud and misleading advertisements.