The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has arrested PML-N leader and former foreign minister Khawaja Asif in a case related to assets more than income here on Tuesday (today).
PML-N spokesperson Maryam Aurangzeb confirmed the development about Khawaja Asif’s arrest.
She said that NAB arrested the PML-N leader from near Ahsan Iqbal’s house in Islamabad.
However, following this development, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz threatened the government of befitting the response for ‘kidnapping’ party lawmaker Khawaja Asif earlier Tuesday if he is not released shortly.
During a media talk, Maryam Nawaz said earlier he could not convince the investigation committee on how he possessed wealth beyond his income.
Government is visibly fraught with distress over Pakistan Democratic Movement, said Maryam, adding that now it is going for desperate measures.
Khawaja Asif’s arrest goes on to show how anxious the government has become as it reckoned the power of PDM, said Maryam Nawaz.
Asif has told NAB to do whatever it could do as he and the party are ready for whatever the consequences may be, she said.
Even the courts have often acknowledged and admitted that NAB has become a tool of political engineering in Pakistan, she said.
Maryam further claimed that Prime Minister Imran Khan is using the accountability bureau for political vengeance.
She said Asif is not arrested but is kidnapped and that NAB detained him without any case on the behest of Imran Khan.