PESHAWAR: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Dr Arbab Alamgir and his wife Asma Alamgir on Thursday filed a petition in an accountability court, seeking review of the reference lodged by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in a case pertaining to owning assets beyond declare means.
Reportedly, Accountability Judge Muhammad Ishtiaq presided over the hearing of the case in Peshawar, in which both the suspects pleaded ‘not guilty’, and termed the accusations “baseless”.
Meanwhile, the judge ordered them to submit their response on the reference till Feb 12. Subsequently, the lawyers were directed to submit their arguments in the next hearing.
A heavy contingent of forces was deployed outside the court to prevent any untoward situation.
On November 20, 2018, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had approved inquiries against them and claimed that during the investigation it was revealed that both of the suspects had accumulated huge assets worth millions of rupees.
Allegedly, both the accused accumulated assets to the tune of Rs332 million, which were disproportionate to their known sources of income.