Pakistan’s former international minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif was arrested in Islamabad on Tuesday by anti-corruption officers for allegedly having property past technique of earnings.
Asif was taken into the custody of the Nationwide Accountability Bureau (NAB) when he was popping out of a celebration assembly right here, stated Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PM-N) spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb.
The NAB, in a press release, stated its officers from the Lahore workplace executed the arrest in “property past recognized sources of earnings case.” The bureau stated that Asif held a Dubai iqama (work allow) from 2004 to 2008, and earned a complete of Rs 136 million for his providers as a advisor authorized adviser.
He was directed to submit particulars of the wage he obtained and different info. “Khawaja Asif repeatedly did not cooperate throughout the inquiry,” based on the NAB.
PML-N chief former premier Nawaz Sharif condemned the arrest. He stated it confirmed the federal government was rattled and that “the times of blind vengeance (by the federal government) are numbered”.
His daughter Maryam Nawaz alleged that Asif was being pressured to oppose Nawaz Sharif and was arrested on refusing to take action.
Together with his arrest, Asif now joins a protracted record of PML-N leaders going through circumstances of corruption, together with social gathering president Shehbaz Sharif, senior members Hamza Shehbaz, Rana Sanaullah, Javed Latif, Ahsan Iqabl, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Saad Rafique , amongst others.
The arrest comes at a time when the Pakistan Democratic Motion — an alliance of 11 Opposition events — is organising protest rallies throughout the size and breath of the nation, demanding Prime Minister Imran Khan resign.
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