LAHORE: An accountability court on Monday extended by 14 days the judicial remand of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader and former senior Punjab minister Aleem Khan.
On March 5, Aleem was sent to jail on a 14-day judicial remand in a case pertaining to his offshore companies and alleged possession of assets beyond his known sources of income.
The PTI leader was presented before the court today to seek an extension in his remand. During the hearing, the court asked the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor regarding when a reference will be filed against him. The court was informed that the process of filing the reference is in its final stages.
The court then ordered that Aleem be presented before court on April 2 and extended his judicial remand by 14 days.
NAB had arrested Aleem on February 6 in cases pertaining to owning assets beyond his known sources of income and offshore companies. Soon after his arrest, Aleem resigned from the post of Punjab local government minister and sent his resignation to the provincial chief minister.