LAHORE: An accountability court on Saturday has extended judicial remand of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) senior leader Aleem Khan till April 30 in assets beyond income and offshore companies cases.
The PTI leader appeared before the court during which the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials requested to extend his judicial remand. The court directed the anti-corruption watchdog to submit a final report on the cases in the next hearing.
On February 6, Aleem was detained by the 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 told the court that in 2003, Aleem Khan was an ordinary citizen and suddenly in 2007, he became a millionaire with 35 companies.
The bureau’s prosecutor maintained that the PTI leader concealed his assets.
The NAB prosecutor maintained that AED30 million were transferred from Pakistan to Dubai and the accused failed to provide details.
Contrarily, Aleem Khan’s counsel maintained that the money was sent from the account of Aleem’s mother and that his client has submitted all of his documents to the anti-graft watchdog body.