NAB prepares strategy for reference against Aleem Khan

LAHORE, May 15 (INP): National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday has devised a strategy for reference against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) senior leader Aleem Khan in connection with assets case.

According to details, the investigation officers said that a supplementary reference will be filed against Aleem Khan if they won’t get reply from United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Britain regarding the case.

Sources told PTI leader is accused of making illegal assets worth Rs80 crore. Moreover, final report will be submitted in the court after getting record from UAE and Britain. On February 6, Aleem was detained by the NAB while recording his statement in a case pertaining 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 claimed 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 stated 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. INP/AJ