NAB suggests to place Aleem Khan’s name on ECL

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Accountability court extends Aleem Khan's judicial remand for 14 days

LAHORE: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday has suggested to place Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Aleem Khan’s name on Exit Control List (ECL).
A letter has been sent to Interior Ministry after approval from NAB Chairman Justice (r) Javed Iqbal.
The anti-corruption watchdog adopted the stance that inquires into assets beyond income and offshore companies cases are underway against the accused.
It is to be mentioned here that Aleem Khan is on judicial remand till April 30.
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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