The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has booked PTI Chairman Imran Khan, in the Al-Qadir Trust Case and Toshakhana reference. Former PM Khan, who is already in the Adiala Jail in the cipher case, likely to experience trouble getting bigger for him.
It is to be noted that, the NAB has detained the former PM Khan on Monday after Accountability Court Judge Mohammad Bashir ratified the arrest warrants and directed the Adiala Jail superintendent to execute them.
Earlier, during the hearing, the judge asked the NAB prosecutor about the status of plea of Imran Khan to revive his bail petitions in the two cases.
The Deputy Prosecutor General of NAB, General Sardar Muzaffar Abbasi said that, “The pleas were pending in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) and there was no restraining order issued so far.”
During the hearing, Judge Bashir asked about the further legal course. Considering which, the prosecutor of NAB, said that, “Under the law, the accused in required to be produced before the court within 24 hours of arrest. The arrest warrants for under-custody suspects had been issued in the past and the court might order Adiala Jail SP to execute the warrants.
It is to be added that, the NAB court has filed the reference against Former PM Khan for allegedly misusing his powers while retaining state gifts from Toshakhana. During the month of August, Former PM Khan was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment by an Islamabad trial court in separate Toshakhana case. The case, filed by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had accused Khan of not mentioning the details of the state gifts in his tax declarations.
In the Al-Qadir Trust case, Khan and his wife have been accused of receiving billions of rupees and hundreds of kanals of land from Bahria Town owner Malik Riaz for allegedly legalizing Rs50 billion that were identified and returned to Pakistan by the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA).
Former PM Khan is also accused of misleading the federal cabinet by hiding the facts and documents related to the settlement agreement reached with the NCA.