The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) barred Khawar Maneka, the former husband of Bushra Bibi, from boarding a flight to Dubai at the Lahore airport.
He was then arrested by the anti-corruption authorities in a case of illegal construction on state land.
Later, a judicial magistrate at the district court of Lahore approved one-day transit remand of Khawar Maneka. He was presented by the anti-corruption officials in the court, which also ordered to present him before the relevant court by tomorrow.
An anti-corruption spokesman said Maneka got a marriage hall and some shops constructed illegally on the land of a graveyard in Haveli Lakha. On the reference of the Okara deputy commissioner, an inquiry is underway, he added.
The anti-corruption officials said Maneka was attempting to flee from the country to Dubai.
The immigration authorities of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) stopped Khawar Maneka at the airport shortly before he was set to board a flight to Dubai.
The FIA sources said that Maneka was scheduled to travel to Dubai from a private international airlines, but he was stopped as his name was on the Exit Control List.
Maneka has a case registered against him with the anti-corruption department of Punjab.
He will be presented before the relevant anti-corruption court within the next 24 hours to seek his physical remand.
Who is Khawar Maneka?
Maneka is a prominent official in the Customs department, hailing from Pakpattan. He is said to be a devout follower of the 13th-century mystic Baba Farid Ganj Shakkar.
Maneka's family background carries political significance, with his father, Ghulam Muhammad Maneka, having been a notable politician and served as a federal minister during the tenure of slain former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.
Khawar Maneka's brother, Ahmad Raza Maneka, also delved into politics and contested an election in 2013 as a candidate for the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) from NA-165. However, he was defeated at the hands of PML-N's Syed Athar Hussain Shah Gillani.
Khawar Maneka is an alumnus of the Aitchison College. He pursued further studies in the United States. Upon his return to Pakistan, he undertook the Civil Services of Pakistan (CSS) examination and successfully joined the Customs department. Presently, he is an officer in Grade-21 within the department.