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NAB Files Corruption Case Against Former PM Imran Khan And Others In Al-Qadir Trust Scandal

The accused individuals, including prominent property tycoon Malik Riaz and five others, are implicated in the case. Imran Khan, initially arrested on May 9, faced widespread protests by his supporters.

Former Pakistan PM Imran Khan
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The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in Pakistan has officially filed a case against former Prime Minister Imran Khan, his wife Bushra Bibi, and six others in the Al-Qadir Trust corruption investigation after completing its probe. The NAB alleges that Khan and Bibi received billions of rupees and dozens of acres of land from Bahria Town Ltd, a private land development company, to legitimize Rs 50 billion confiscated and returned to Pakistan by the UK, as reported by PTI.

The accused individuals, including prominent property tycoon Malik Riaz and five others, are implicated in the case. Imran Khan, initially arrested on May 9, faced widespread protests by his supporters. The Supreme Court released him a few days later. However, he was arrested again on November 14 during his time in Adiala Jail for the cipher case. Despite NAB's request for an extension of physical remand being denied on November 27, Khan was sent to jail on a 14-day judicial remand.

In the recent filing, NAB asserted that the accused were given multiple opportunities to provide information but deliberately refused to do so, indicating a lack of defense against the allegations. The investigation found that the accused, in collaboration, committed the offense of corruption and corrupt practices as defined by the National Accountability Ordinance (NAO). NAB has urged that the eight suspects be tried and punished according to the law.

Imran Khan, currently incarcerated in Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi, is facing various cases, many initiated after his removal from the government in April of the previous year.

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