Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) lawmaker Khawaja Muhammad Asif has been reportedly detained by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for allegedly having inordinate wealth compared to the sources of income.
NAB has confirmed the development of arresting Khawaja Asif earlier today in the case of assets beyond means case.
Asif was present at another PML-N lawmaker Ahsan Iqbal’s residence for a huddle that was scheduled shortly following Pakistan Peoples Party session earlier today.
The accountability watchdog claimed that Asif could not furnish a satisfactory response on his possession of assets amounting to Rs260 million.
NAB said it will present Asif tomorrow before the court to plea a transit remand to take him to Lahore chapter of the bureau.
It has now been confirmed by NAB that the arrest was sanctioned by Chairman NAB Justice retd Javed Iqbal himself after he could not convince the three-member committee of NAB investigation on how he made assets that do not conform to his means of earning.
Asif, according to ARY sources, was arrested as soon as he left Iqbal’s place following a party leadership huddle which was attended by Maryam Nawaz Sharif as well.