Court extends judicial remand of Abdul Aleem Khan till May 13

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Court extends judicial remand of Abdul Aleem Khan till May 13

LAHORE: An accountability court extended judicial remand of former senior  provincial minister Abdul Aleem Khan in assets beyond means case till May 13.

Duty judge Syed Jawadul Hassan conducted the proceedings in the absence of judge concerned, who was on leave.

At the outset of proceedings, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials produced Aleem Khan on expiry of his judicial remand before the court.

The NAB prosecutor told the court that final investigation report was being prepared and it would be filed at the earliest, in response to a court query  about the reference.    At this, the court extended the judicial remand of Abdul Aleem Khan for  another 13 days, while observing that if the prosecution did not file the  reference, the accused could not be put behind the bars for unlimited  period of time.

The court directed the bureau for filing the final report by the next date of hearing.

 APP