Aleem Khan’s remand extended in assets beyond income case until April 2
LAHORE (92 News) – Accountability Court Syed Najamul Hassan extended the judicial remand of former provincial minister Abdul Aleem Khan in the assets beyond income until April 2.
The court asked the NAB officials to give the date about filing the reference. After the hearing, the authorities shifted him to Kot Lakhpat Jail.
The NAB prosecutor told court that the reference and the final report will be presented soon.
Talking to the media after the hearing, PTI leader Shoaib Siddiqui said that they would move the Lahore High Court for the bail of Aleem Khan. “Aleem Khan is running several charity organizations. The NAB has so far failed to provide any proof. We will be cleared of the charges,” he maintained.
Earlier on March 5, Accountability Court Judge Najamul Hassan sent Aleem Khan to jail on 15-day judicial remand in the assets beyond known sources of income.
Aleem Khan was arrested for owning assets beyond his known sources of income. He faces 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 Khan and PML-Q’s Chaudhry Moonis Elahi.
A Mutual Legal Assistance report pertaining to Khan’s case was provided to NAB Lahore earlier in January this year, following which the PTI leader was summoned on Feb 6.
According to the press release, 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.