Assets beyond income: Arbab, Asma Alamgir indicted in corruption case
PESHAWAR (92 News) – An accountability court on Thursday indicted Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) leader and former federal minister Dr Arbab Alamgir and his wife Asma Alamgir in the assets beyond income reference filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
It is worth mentioning here that the NAB had filed a reference against the couple for allegedly accumulating assets worth Rs332 million which were beyond their known sources of income.
Accountability court Judge Muhammad Ishtiaq heard the case and Dr Arbar and Asma appeared before court. During the hearing, both the PPP leaders were indicted after the respondents concluded their arguments. The court summoned four witnesses on January 24.
“Our properties belong to our ancestors and have been in the family for the past 200 years,” Dr Arbab said while talking to the journalists after the hearing. “I also informed NAB about the properties that are not in my name,” he added.
On the occasion, Asma termed NAB a joke and said, “A reference was filed against us but not against former Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief minister Pervaiz Khattak.”
However, the large numbers of PPP workers were present outside the court during the hearing. The scuffle created chaos and police controlled with a force.
In previous hearing, NAB official provided the copy of filed reference, 330 million assets beyond income, to the former minister. Meanwhile, the PPP workers also tried to enter in the jurisdiction of the court but security personnel made fail their efforts.