The Lahore accountability court rejected the plea of former federal defense minister Khawaja Asif for further physical remand in the Excess Assets case and sent him to jail on a 14-day judicial remand.
The case was heard. On this occasion, Khawaja Asif was present in the court under tight security by the National Accountability Bureau. During the hearing, the NAB prosecutor request physical remand of Khawaja Asif.
The NAB prosecutor told the court that crores of rupees were deposited in various accounts of Khawaja Asif. When the depositors were questioned, they were told that the money was given by Khawaja Asif, the salary that Khawaja Asif received while working in the UAE. It is yet to be ascertained from which source it came to Pakistan.
The accountability court said ” It is the job of NAB to investigate. If the accused does not tell anything, it goes against him. NAB is such a big institution. Go to the UAE and investigate.”
Khawaja Asif’s lawyer said that Khawaja Asif appeared in NAB 5 times and appeared in Rawalpindi 25 to 30 times, we submitted all the answers and documents in writing, therefore the court sent Khawaja Asif to jail on judicial remand
After reviewing the arguments and records, the court rejected the NAB’s request for further physical remand and sent Khawaja Asif to jail on judicial remand till February 4.