NAB summons PML-N leader Khawaja Asif

By: News Desk      Published: 04:02 PM, 1 Oct, 2020
NAB summons PML-N leader Khawaja Asif

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Joint Investigation Team has summoned Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Asif in iqama case, reported 24NewsHD TV channel Thursday.

The TV channel reported that the PML-N leader has been directed to appear before the JIT at NAB’s Lahore Office at 11 am on October 8.

It is pertinent to note that iqama case against the Khawaja Asif first surfaced in 2018 when the IHC had disqualified Khawaja Asif as a member of the parliament under Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution for not disclosing his employment in a UAE company as an occupation as well as the monthly salary he was receiving but the decision was overturned by the apex court, Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) and he was allowed to contest elections and later he won the seat defeating the rival candidate from PTI Usman Dar. 

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Usman Dar had moved the high court against Asif in 2017 in which he argued that Asif did not declare his job in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and his salary in the 2013 nomination papers.