Aleem Khan’s judicial remand extended till April 20
LAHORE (92 News) – Accountability Court Judge Najamul Hassan Bukhari extended the judicial remand of PTI leader Aleem Khan in the assets beyond income case till April 20.
The court ordered the investigation officer to present a detailed report with the reference on the next date of hearing.
Earlier on April 2, the court had extended his judicial remand till April 11.
The court had questioned the NAB prosecutor what the reference had not been filed so far. The court also asked about progress in the case. The NAB prosecutor said that the inquiry was in the last phase.
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.
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.
Aleem Khan summoned in PTV, Parliament attack case
An anti-terrorism court summoned PTI leader Aleem Khan in the PTV and Parliament attack case.
The court has issued a notice of the Secretariat SHO for making arrangements for appearance of Aleem Khan in court.
However, the court approved the application of Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Finance Minister Asad Umar, Jahangir Tareen and others to seek exemption from appearance in court for one day.