Hamesh Khan to be presented in Supreme Court


Express May 25, 2010

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is due to present former President of Bank of Punjab Hamesh Khan in the Supreme Court on Wednesday.

According to sources, NAB authorities will submit Khan's earlier statement in court, while Khan will present his own statement before the court as well. The hearing is scheduled to start after 9:30am.

The former BoP president is currently in NAB custody as investigations into the Bank of Punjab fraud case are underway.

The high-profile banker was escorted from New York to Lahore by NAB under directions of the Supreme Court, following which he was put under a two week remand.

Controversy has surrounded the case as the PML-Q earlier alleged that PML-N leaders forced Khan to become an approver against Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi. The Q-league also said that Hamesh Khan was threatened when he rejected a loan application of the Sharif family.

The PML-N had responded by claiming that the Chaudhry brothers were afraid that Hamesh Khan would "disclose their corruption" so a pre-emptive campaign had been undertaken in this regard.

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