NAB detains PML N leader Khuwaja Asif in Assets case

Pakistan Muslim league – N leader Khawaja Asif as apprehended by the National Accountability Bureau in Islamabad, here on Tuesday.

A NAB spokesperson confirmed today that Asif was arrested by a team of NAB officials, he was appeared twice before the NAB but failed to satisfy it.

The anti-corruption watchdog had been looking into Asif’s assets, the spokesperson said. The inquiry found them to be exceeding his known sources of income.

He was arrested after NAB issued his warrant for further investigation in the case.

Asif is a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan from NA-73 Sialkot-II. He was disqualified by the Islamabad High Court ahead of the 2018 general elections for possessing an Iqama (foreign employment contract).