The arrest of Imran Khan was carried out by NAB through Rangers. Even before this, arrests have been made by Rangers in NAB cases.
The warrants for the arrest of Imran Khan were issued by NAB on May 1 with the signatures of Chairman NAB Nazir Ahmed.
In the warrants addressed to IG Punjab and NAB Rawalpindi and Lahore officials, it has been stated that Imran Khan is accused of corruption under Section 9A of NAB Ordinance 1999.
The PTI chairman was arrested under Section 34A, 18E and 24A of the NAB Ordinance.
What is Al-Qadir Trust Case?
According to NAB, Malik Riaz, the owner of Bahria Town, had donated 458 acres, 4 marles and 58 square feet of land in Tehsil Sohawa, Jhelum district to Prime Minister Imran Khan and his wife for Al-Qadir Trust University. In return, Imran Khan had allegedly benefited Malik Riaz to the tune of 50 billion rupees.
Last year in October 2022, NAB started investigating the matter. According to NAB documents, on December 3, 2019, in the cabinet meeting chaired by Imran Khan, it was decided to indirectly transfer the amount of 50 billion rupees received from Britain to Malik Riaz.
The money was seized by the British National Crime Agency (NCA) on charges of money laundering from property tycoon Malik Riaz.
Former Prime Minister Imran Khan had registered the trust for the Al-Qadir University project within weeks of the cabinet’s decision on 26 December 2019 regarding the real estate developer who later became a donor to the university.
According to NAB, just 3 weeks before the registration of the trust, Imran Khan’s cabinet had decided to return the money received by Pakistan through the National Crime Agency to Malik Riaz directly.
Taking notice of corruption and corrupt practices in this matter, NAB Rawalpindi summoned all the members present in the cabinet meeting on December 3, 2019 including Pervez Khattak, Fawad Chaudhry and Sheikh Rashid under NAB Ordinance 1999 on separate dates.