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Wednesday Feb 06 2019
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Why did NAB arrest Aleem Khan?

By
GEO NEWS
Aleem Khan -File photo 

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has provided details of why Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Punjab Minister Aleem Khan was arrested on Wednesday.

According to a NAB spokesperson, the arrest was made in light of the Panama scandal investigation. 

The spokesman added that Aleem Khan misused his authority as a lawmaker for his Parkview Housing Society. Aleem Khan also has assets beyond his means in Pakistan and overseas.

The Punjab minister further accused of forming A and A Company to acquire 1,500 Kanals in Lahore and its outskirts. The accountability bureau spokesperson said Aleem Khan did not provide a satisfactory response on the acquisition of this land.

NAB states that during his 2005 and 2006 visit to UAE and UK, Aleem Khan made several offshore companies.

NAB adds that Aleem Khan allegedly tampered with records and was arrested. He was unable to provide satisfactory answers to questions. He is accused of holding assets beyond his means and will be presented before an accountability court on Thursday.   

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