LAHORE: An accountability court on Monday extended Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Aleem Khan’s judicial remand till April 2 in a case pertaining to his offshore companies and alleged possession of assets beyond known sources of income.
As the hearing resumed, Khan’s counsel argued that a reference against his client had not been filed yet. To which, the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) prosecutor responded that a final report against him was being compiled.
He was produced before the court upon expiry of his judicial remand. He was sent to jail on March 5 after the court dismissed the NAB’s appeal to extend his physical remand in their custody.
The PTI leader was arrested by the NAB in Lahore on February 6. He faces multiple inquiries, including one involving offshore company Hexam Investment Overseas Ltd, another for owning assets beyond known sources of income and probe into his alleged involvement in the Park View Housing Society scam. Subsequently, Khan resigned as Punjab’s local government minister.