NAB court sends Aleem Khan to jail on 15-day judicial remand

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Court orders NAB to complete probe against Aleem without delay

LAHORE: Accountability court on Tuesday has rejected National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) request to extend physical remand of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) senior leader Aleem Khan in disproportionate assets and offshore companies cases.
During the hearing, the PTI leader was sent to jail on a 15-day judicial remand.
On February 6, Aleem was detained by the NAB while recording his statement in a case lined 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 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 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.

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