PESHAWAR: An responsibility court docket on Thursday indicted former federal minister Dr Arbab Alamgir and his wife, Asma Alamgir, a former MNA, in a reference filed with the aid of the country wide duty Bureau (NAB).

the 2 have been charged with possessing assets beyond their recognized assets of income. Peshawar responsibility court docket judge Ishtiaq Ahmed heard the case.

both the leaders, who belonged to the Pakistan Peoples party (PPP), pleaded no longer responsible to the fees, pointing out all their belongings had been collected via regarded assets.

NAB had alleged that each the suspects gathered belongings to the music of Rs332 million, which have been disproportionate to their regarded assets of income.

The court summoned 4 witnesses on January 24 to start the trial.

NAB claimed that in investigation it changed into discovered that each of the suspects had gathered large assets worth tens of millions of rupees disproportionate to their profits.

As consistent with the reference, the inquiry turned into authorised on November four, 2015 and become in the end converted into research with the approval of NAB govt board on January 12, 2018.

NAB alleged that in investigation, it surfaced that the suspects accumulated movable and immovable assets inclusive of a residence in G-11/three Islamabad; 10-kanal land at Mauza Shah Alladitta, Islamabad; a bungalow in F-7/2 Islamabad; prize bonds; a land rover vehicle and numerous bank transactions.

NAB claimed that the reference became relating the belongings in Pakistan whereas a supplementary reference concerning their foreign property might be filed after receipt of documentary evidence through Mutual felony assistance from foreign countries.

even as rejecting the expenses in opposition to them, Asma said their belongings had been inside the own family for the past two hundred years.

“we've got disclosed even the properties that were no longer in our names,” said Arbab.

at the same time as criticising NAB, Alamgir said, “The LDA reference against the Punjab meeting speaker has been shut while we were indicted in courtroom.”

“Why does the law that carried out to Pervaiz Elahi now not follow to all of us else?”

“when I — being a girl — can come to the court docket myself, why can’t those hiding underneath the umbrella of the regulation like Parvez Khattak and Mehmood Khan do the same?”

Alamgir said “i have intimated NAB approximately all our homes, even those which aren't on my call.”

Tight protection arrangements had been put in area to keep away from any untoward incident for the duration of the listening to.