Aleem Khan walks free on bail as NAB fails to make its case

–Khan was taken into custody in February for alleged possession of assets beyond known sources of income

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday approved the bail of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Aleem Khan in an assets beyond income and offshore company cases.

A two-judge bench, headed by Justice Ali Baqar Najafi, approved the bail of the senior PTI leader against a surety bond of Rs10 million each. The court ordered Khan’s release if his custody was not required in any other case.

Over the course of the hearing, the investigation officer submitted details of, what he claimed were, suspicious bank transactions and investment. “The accused’s sources of income are disproportionate to his expenses,” he claimed, adding the PTI leader didn’t disclose assets worth millions of rupees.

Aleem’s lawyer, however, maintained that the corruption watchdog has failed to prove its charges against his client. He added the bureau arrested the former minister without any

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