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NAB arrests PTI senior leader Aleem Khan

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has arrested senior PTI leader and Punjab Minister Aleem Khan, the spokesperson said Wednesday.

Aleem Khan was taken into custody after he appeared before the anti-graft watchdog in the offshore company case and for having accumulated assets beyond known sources of income.

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

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

Earlier it emerged that Aleem owned assets worth over Rs918 million. According to Aleem’s nomination papers submitted for the recently held elections, the PTI central Punjab president and former MPA holds total assets worth Rs918,278,855.

Aleem’s personal property is valued at more than Rs159 million while his ownership of shares is said to be worth more than Rs129.3 million.

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