Imran Khan's Judicial Remand Extended by 14 Days

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Islamabad (Urdu Point News Update - November 27, 2023): The Accountability Court, under the leadership of Justice Muhammad Bashir, has extended the judicial remand of Imran Khan, Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), in the case involving £190 million. During the court proceedings in jail, the request for an extension in Imran Khan's physical remand, made by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), was rejected, and a 14-day judicial remand was 

The NAB had initiated investigations against Chairman Imran Khan in the £190 million case, leading to his remand in Adiala Jail. Previously, the court had approved a 4-day physical remand of Imran Khan, allowing NAB to conduct further inquiries. NAB teams arrived at Adiala Jail on Friday after the court's permission. The first team, led by Assistant Director Waqar Ahmed, conducted the investigation, while the second team, led by Assistant Director NAB Asif Mahmood, was also present.
Earlier, the Accountability Court in Islamabad had issued a written order for the extension of the physical remand of Imran Khan in the £190 million scandal. Justice Muhammad Bashir had issued a 5-page order in which Deputy Prosecutor General NAB, Sardar Mazhar Abbas, had requested an additional 10-day physical remand, presenting it on November 23 at the NAB office.
According to the court order, NAB informed that Advocate Ali Zafar had provided records related to NAB, including the record of the agreement dated March 24, 2021. The court order, issued in response to the request for an extended remand, stated that NAB authorities emphasized the need for an investigation into the transfer of funds from the national treasury. To complete the inquiry and reach conclusive results, additional remand is required.
In response to the court order, Imran Khan's legal team submitted a written objection to the extension of the remand, attaching two letters. One letter, dated November 6, 2019, is related to MCB Bank, and the lawyers stated that there is no business related to the transfer of funds from PTI Chairman's funds. According to the court's order, the lawyers argued that there is no business involved in the transfer of 240 kanals of land from PTI Chairman, and the third cancer hospital being constructed in Karachi is underway.
The court order mentioned that NAB authorities stated that investigations are necessary to verify the records provided by Advocate Ali Zafar, and a 4-day physical remand was approved instead of 10 days. The court, in its order, stated that Chairman PTI should be presented in court again on November 27 for further proceedings.

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