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Court sends Khawaja Asif to jail on 14-day judicial remand

Court sends Khawaja Asif to jail on 14-day judicial remand
January 22, 2021

LAHORE (92 News) – An accountability court in Lahore has on Friday rejected the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) plea seeking extension in PML-N senior leader Khawaja Asif’s physical remand and sent the PML-N leader to jail on 14-day judicial remand.

Khawaja Asif was presented before accountability court in assets beyond income case.

According to the NAB prosecutor, Khawaja Asif said that the salary and income of the restaurant is 136 million. “Millions were deposited in Khawaja Asif's personal accounts. Khawaja Asif has also set up a restaurant abroad,” he added.

The NAB prosecutor appeared before the court and told that a man namely Rana Abdul Waheed deposited Rs 30 million in Khawaja Asif’s account and said in his statement that he had received the amount from the PML-N leader.

The NAB had requested the court to extend Khawaja Asif’s physical remand for fifteen days. AC Judge Jawadul Hassan conducted hearing on the petition.

Judge Jawadul Hassan told Khawaja Asif to reveal everything to the anti-graft body. The PML-N leader responded that he has already shared all details with the anti-corruption watchdog and clarified that he did not give money to any person.