PML-N stalwart Khawaja Asif to be produced before NAB court today

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

30th Dec, 2020. 09:41 am
Khawaja Asif

Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) senior leader Khawaja Muhammad Asif will be produced before an accountability court in Islamabad today.

According to the details, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) will produce the PML-N leader Khawaja Asif before the court in connection with assets beyond income case.

The NAB spokesperson said in a statement that the accused will be produced before the court to seek transit remand.

The Accountability watchdog has continued its investigation against Khawaja Muhammad Asif pertaining the charges of possessing assets beyond income which he did not disclose in his particulars.

Before attaining a public position, the worth of Khawaja Asif’s assets stood at Rs5.1 million which was increased up to Rs221 million till 2008, according to NAB investigators.

On Tuesday, Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) lawmaker Khawaja Muhammad Asif was arrested by NAB officials for allegedly having inordinate wealth compared to the sources of income,

Asif was reportedly present at another PML-N lawmaker Ahsan Iqbal’s residence for a huddle that was scheduled shortly following Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) session.

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.

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