NAB court granted 8 days long physical remand of Imran Khan

 Former Prime Minister was presented before accountability court judge Muhammad Bashir in Islamabad police lines

The accountability court in Islamabad granted PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s 8 days physical remand in Al-Qadir Trust case to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). The verdict was announced by Judge Mohammad Bashir, who reserved it earlier today.  He directed officials to present Imran Khan in court on May 17. The accountability court judge announced the reserved verdict.

The former prime minister was presented before Judge Mohammad Bashir in the land corruption case at Islamabad Police Lines, which was given the status of a court as a “one-time dispensation” late on Tuesday night.

At the outset of the hearing, the NAB sought a 14-day physical remand, the maximum allowed in the law but the PTI lawyers opposed the request. Imran Khan’s legal team was present in the court.

 Several officials of the anti-graft watchdog including Special Prosecutor Rafay Maqsood, Deputy Prosecutor Muzaffar Abbasi, Prosecutor Sardar Zulqarnain and investigation officer Mian Umar Nadeem were present in the court.

The NAB prosecutor informed the additional sessions judge Mohammad Bashir that Khan was shown warrants at the time of arrest; however, the PTI chief denied the claims saying that he saw the arrest warrants after reaching the NAB office.

Abbasi assured the judge that all necessary documents will be provided to the PTI chief’s lawyers. The judge, taking a break, directed the legal team to hold discussions with Khan as the former complained that the authorities did not allow them to meet their client before the hearing.


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