LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader and former Punjab senior minister Abdul Aleem Khan will be produced before an accountability court here on Friday in a case pertaining to assets beyond known sources of income and offshore companies.
According to reports, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) during the hearing will request the court to remand the suspect to its custody for another 15 days.
Accountability court judge Najamul Hassan will hear the case whereas NAB prosecutor Waris Ali will present arguments on the plea for extension in Khan’s physical remand.
An accountability court had on February 7 remanded the PTI leader into NAB custody for nine days. The court had also directed the anti-graft watchdog to produce him on Feb 15.
It is pertinent to note that the PTI leader had tendered his resignation after being nabbed by the anti-graft watchdog on Feb 6.
The provincial lawmaker had been taken into custody when he had appeared before the NAB for the hearing of two cases against him pertaining to offshore companies and assets beyond his sources of income.
His answers had failed to satisfy NAB officials during the inquiry which had led to his arrest.