Aleem Khan is known to be one of the biggest financiers of current ruling party, the Imran Khan led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf. His arrest and physical remand by the National Accountability Bureau has shocked more than a few supporters.
Prior to the hearing, strict security measures were taken. A three kilometre area radius around the accountability court building was sealed off. Police, Elite force and Rangers were also posted along the route. The PTI leader is facing inquiries for an offshore company Hexam Investment Oversees Ltd, owning assets beyond his means of income, involvement in the Park View Housing Society and Multan Road to name a few
The PTI leader “established multiple companies with the purpose of real estate business and invested millions of rupees,” stated a report released by NAB on Wednesday. The Bureau stated that it arrested Aleem Khan due to the feat that he might tamper with the records of his offshore companies. It also accused Khan of being involved in corruption during 2005-06, when he was secretary of Park View Cooperative Housing Society.
In a meeting on Thursday, senior PTI members commented that the arrest was a “balancing act” by the NAB in the face of the bureau’s crackdown against opposing parties. However, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry made it clear that Khan’s arrest was not a balancing act and that justice should be done