New Delhi: An anti-corruption court docket in Pakistan granted Nationwide Accountability Bureau (NAB) eight-day remand of former prime minister Imran Khan a day after he was arrested in reference to the Al-Qadir Belief case wherein he’s accused of looting Rs 50 billion of the nationwide treasury. The 70-year-old chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) was produced within the Anti-Accountability Courtroom No. 1 presided by decide Muhammad Bashir. Bashir was the identical decide who had convicted former premier Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam in a corruption case of getting properties in London.
Firstly of the listening to on Wednesday, the NAB legal professionals requested the court docket to grant a 14-day remand of Imran Khan to research the allegations towards him within the Al-Qadir Belief case. Nevertheless, Khan’s lawyer opposed the petition and requested the decide to launch him as the fees had been “false”.
After listening to arguments from either side, the anti-corruption court docket reserved its ruling and later despatched Imran Khan on an eight-day bodily remand to the NAB.
In the meantime, Imran Khan, claiming he was “fearful for his life”, requested the court docket to grant his physician Faisal Sultan entry to him. “I’ve not been to the washroom in 24 hours. I’m afraid I’ll meet the identical destiny as ‘Maqsood Chaprasi,” PTI quoted him as saying. He was referring to a witness in Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s cash laundering case who died attributable to a cardiac arrest final 12 months. PTI get together had termed his demise ‘mysterious’.
Notably, Imran Khan was arrested by the paramilitary Rangers on Tuesday on the orders of the Nationwide Accountability Bureau by barging right into a room of the Islamabad Excessive Courtroom. His arrest sparked huge country-wide protests by his supporters.
Imran Khan was additionally introduced within the District and Classes Courtroom the place decide Humayun Dilawar indicted him within the Toshakhana corruption case on Wednesday.