LHC issues notice to NAB on Aleem Khan’s bail petition

LHC issues notice to NAB on Aleem Khan’s bail petition

F.P. Report

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) has issued a notice to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on a petition filed by former senior minister Aleem Khan seeking bail in assets beyond means case, on Wednesday.

According to reports, a bench of LHC directed the NAB to submit a reply until April 3 in the case.

Former Punjab senior minister Aleem Khan filed the petition through his lawyer, contending that the case against him was false and fabricated.

PTI leader added that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had arrested him over charges of his offshore companies and assets beyond known sources of income. He said that he had already declared his all assets and income details.

The petitioner argued that the bureau has failed to substantiate any allegations against him and pleaded to the court to grant him bail.

According to NAB, the PTI leader was a common man in year 2000 and suddenly became a millionaire as his assets now worth Rs 871 million. He remained Punjab minister from 2003 to 2007 and set up 35 companies, while his several bank accounts also surfaced, the anti-corruption watchdog claimed.

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