Aleem Khan takes oath as senior provincial minister
April 13, 2020
LAHORE (92 News) – MPA Aleem Khan took the oath as the senior provincial minister at Governor’s House on Monday. Punjab Governor Ch Sarwar administered the oath to Aleem Khan during a ceremony. Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar, who was also present on the occasion, congratulated Aleem Khan on taking the oath and expressed good wishes for him. The chief minister said that Aleem Khan is a seasoned parliamentarian. “I hope Abdul Aleem Khan will utilize his energies to service the masses,” he added. Earlier, Aleem Khan was arrested for owning assets beyond his known sources of income. He faced multiple inquiries, including one involving offshore company Hexam Investment Overseas Ltd, one for owning assets beyond his known sources of income, and inquiries into his involvement in the Park View Housing Society and River Age Housing Society. The NAB alleged that Khan had misused his authority as secretary general of the Park View Housing Society and as a past member of the provincial assembly, abusing his position to acquire assets beyond his known sources of income. The NAB had in January 2018 sought the record and details of offshore companies reportedly established in tax havens abroad by Aleem and PML-Q’s Chaudhry Moonis Elahi. Aleem Khan had started a real estate business in which he invested tens of millions of rupees. He bought 900 kanals of land and a further 600 kanals of land through a company set up for this purpose, A&A Private Ltd. However, according to the accountability bureau, the PTI leader was unable to show the sources of income with which he purchased the land. The NAB further alleged that Khan set up multiple offshore companies in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Britain in 2005 and 2006, using them to purchase assets that cannot be explained by his means.