NAB nabs Kh Asif for assets beyond means

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday arrested Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Asif in assets beyond means case.
The PML-N leader was arrested from PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal’s house in Islamabad.
NAB Spokesperson Nawazish Ali Asim confirmed that Asif has been arrested in a case of assets beyond means. The arrest was made soon after a PML-N meeting concluded.
Asif, the former foreign minister, is facing charges of irregularities in a housing society. The NAB had initiated an inquiry against developers of Sailkot’s Kent View Housing Society including Khawaja Asif. “Evidence collected so far prima facie reveals that you established a housing project – namely Kent View Housing Society Sialkot – which has been operating illegally,” a NAB’s call-up notice said.
It alleged that he illegally sold plots in excess of the approved layout plan of 137 kanals in collusion with the management of the society. It claimed that the PML-N leader in connivance with revenue authorities obtained relevant approvals despite the fact that society was in illegal occupation of state land.
Meanwhile, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz has threatened the government of a befitting response for ‘kidnapping’ party lawmaker Khawaja Asif if he is not released shortly.
Maryam Nawaz was talking to the media following Asif’s arrest made by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in the assets beyond means case.
The government is visibly fraught with distress over the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), said Maryam, adding that now it is going for desperate measures. Asif’s arrest goes on to show how anxious the government has become as it reckoned the power of PDM, claimed Maryam.
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. – TLTP

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