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PTI’s former Punjab minister remanded into NAB custody

June 15, 2019

File photo: Sibtain Khan (L) shares stage with PM Imran Khan (R) during a pre-election rally in Mianwali.

Former Punjab forestry, fisheries and wildlife minister Sibtain Khan was remanded in NAB custody on a 10-day physical remand on Saturday.

He resigned from his position after being arrested on Friday in a corruption case. His resignation was sent to Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar.

Related: PTI’s Punjab forestry minister arrested by NAB

According to NAB officials, Khan illegally awarded contracts of 500 tons of raw iron in Chiniot in 2007 during his tenure as minister of mines and minerals in Chaudhry Pervez Elahi’s Punjab government. He was previously a member of the PML-Q before joining the PTI.

Khan is from to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s hometown of Mianwali and was elected from Mianwali’s PP-88 in the 2018 elections.

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