Why NAB arrested Imran Khan in Al-Qadir Trust case?

 Imran Khan has been arrested in a corruption case by NAB 

National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Rawalpindi arrested former PM Imran Khan from the premises of Islamabad High Court today with the help of Pakistan Rangers. He was arrested in Al-Qadir Trust case. The NAB chairman issued the arrest warrant of Imran Khan on May 01 for not cooperating with NAB in the investigation.

National Accountability Bureau (NAB) arrested former premier and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan for causing a massive loss to the national exchequer. The NAB started inquiry into the alleged corruption of billions of rupees against PTI chairman Imran Khan nearly 7 months ago. The NAB later converted the inquiry into an investigation and served several notices to Imran Khan to appear before the inquiry officers but he failed to do do. 

Imran was arrested by officials of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) specifically in the Al-Qadir Trust case, adding that there were “dozens” of other cases with corruption inquiries in progress against the former premier.

NAB had issued notices to the PTI chief regarding the corruption cases against him and asked him to present himself and become a part of the investigation. There was no need for extensive investigations if Imran had become involved since there was documentary proof and evidence present in the cases.

The former prime minister, along with his wife Bushra Bibi and other PTI leaders, is facing a NAB inquiry related to a settlement between the PTI government and a property tycoon Malik Riaz Hussain, which reportedly caused a loss of 190 million pounds (Rs60 billion)to the national exchequer.

As per the charges, Khan and other accused allegedly adjusted Rs50 billion 190 million pounds at the time sent by Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) to the government.

They are also accused of getting undue benefit in the form of over 458 kanals of land at Mouza Bakrala, Sohawa, to establish Al Qadir University.

Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah said in a press conference that “it was necessary for him to present himself and give answers but he did not do so. He challenged those notices in the high court and ultimately the high court said that the [legal] process in accordance with law cannot be stopped and he should become a part of the investigation and submit his response but despite that, he did not feel it appropriate to become a part of the investigation. Because of this NAB had to implement his arrest.” 


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