NAB arrests close friend of PM, senior minister Punjab Aleem Khan


LAHORE (ENN) The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) here on Wednesday arrested Senior Punjab Minister Abdul Aleem Khan for owning assets beyond means, a spokesperson told media.

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader and close friend of Prime Minister Imran Khan was taken into custody as he appeared before NAB Lahore. The Punjab local government minister was being investigated by NAB in cases pertaining to owning assets beyond his known sources of income and an offshore company.

NAB will present Aleem before an accountability court on Thursday most probably to seek his remand.  

Aleem arrived at the NAB Office in Thokar Niaz Baig, Lahore around 10:45am, sources said. During an informal talk with the media he informed that he had been summoned by NAB and will share further details afterwards, sources added.

However, he was prevented from leaving the office and the cars he had arrived in left the premises.

This was the fourth time that the senior Punjab minister appeared before the accountability bureau. Aleem had last appeared before NAB on August 8 when he was handed a questionnaire and told to appear on February 6, 2019.

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