Hamesh Khan handed over to NAB on 14-day remand

Former president of Bank of Punjab (BoP) Hamesh Khan has been handed over to National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on 14-day remand.

Hamesh Khan was allegedly involved in Rs 9 billions fraud, but he fled from the country in June this year despite his name being on the Exit Control List (ECL) of the Interior Ministry.

The former president of Punjab Bank would be presented before the court of Chief Justice of Pakistan, Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary on May 26.

Hamesh Khan was presented before the Accountability Court No.5 on Saturday. The NAB officials have requested 15-day remand but the court granted 14 days remand to the NAB.

Hamesh Khan, after 14-day remand would be presented in the court of Judge Sadiq Watto in Accountability Court No. 5.

Meanwhile, Additional Director General NAB, SM Hasnain has said that Hamesh Khan would not be tortured and the Apex Court was earlier assured by NAB that he (Hamesh) would be dealt according to the law and all facilities be provided to him which, other prisoners are enjoying.

Talking to media here outside of the Accountability Court, he said that so far Rs. 6.10 billion have been recovered in Punjab Bank scam and the amount has been given to Bank of Punjab.

He said that NAB would investigate the accused on the scientific basis, adding meetings of family members of Hamesh Khan would be arranged.

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