Pakistan opposition attacked: JUI-F chief's close aide Musa Khan handed over to NAB
Peshawar: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Peshawar chapter on Thursday produced Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (Fazl) leader Musa Khan in front of the accountability court.
He has been granted six-day physical remand.
Khan, who is the emir of JUI-F's tehsil Paharpur chapter, is included in the inquiry of a case pertaining to assets beyond means, Dawn News reported.
According to his son Tariq — who is the personal secretary of JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman — Khan was arrested last night while he was travelling from Dera Ismail Khan to Peshawar, where he was meant to appear before NAB.
Tariq said that the accountability watchdog had sent his father a questionnaire regarding the case and the latter was headed to Peshawar to submit his answers, reports the Pakistan-based newspaper.
Khan will now be produced before the accountability court on Sept 30.
In a statement issued on the arrest, JUI-F Khyber Pakhtunkhwa spokesperson Haji Jaleel Jan termed Khan's arrest as "political revenge".
He was quoted as saying by Dawn News that Khan was arrested while he was on his way to appear before NAB and asked: "What is the logic behind arresting a person who is cooperating?"
Jan said that NAB was "arresting people for their affiliation with opposition" figures.
The arrest comes two days after the NAB issued a summons for Rehman, directing him to appear before its investigation team next month in an inquiry launched on charges of corruption and possessing assets beyond means, reports Dawn News.
The call-up notice was issued to Rehman, days after Fazl's JUI-F, along with other major opposition parties, held a multi-party conference where they announced launching of a three-phased anti-government movement.