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Pak court orders 9-day custody for senior minister of prime minister's party

Press Trust of India  |  Lahore 

A court in on Thursday ordered that a senior from Imran Khan's ruling Tehreek-e-Insaf party be held in detention for nine days so that the top anti-graft body can question him on corruption allegations.

The (NAB) on Wednesday arrested government's powerful Khan for possessing assets beyond his known sources of income.

The NAB secured Aleem's physical remand till February 15, Geo TV reported.

Amid tight security, NAB officials brought Aleem to the court to seek his remand. The accountability court building was sealed off and a large number of police personnel were deployed along the route.

Soon after his arrest on Wednesday, Aleem resigned from the post of and sent his resignation to the

The NAB has been probing Aleem in multiple inquiries, including his offshore company Hexam Investment Overseas Ltd, owning assets beyond his known sources of income and his two housing societies - housing society and - for the last one year or so.

Opposition Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has welcomed the arrest of the minister and said that there should be across the board possibility.

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First Published: Thu, February 07 2019. 19:45 IST