LAHORE: A court sent Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Sibtain Khan on a 14-day judicial remand on Wednesday, in a case related to the illegal award of contracts for extraction of minerals in Chniot.
At the outset of the hearing, the investigation officer apprised the court that an investigation report has been sent to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice retired Javed Iqbal.
The court ordered the official to present the report on the next hearing of the case and sent Khan on judicial remand.
Talking to media after his court appearance, Sibtain said the allegations leveled against him are baseless and he pinned hope for delivery of justice from the courts.
Sibtain Khan had tendered his resignation from the post of provincial minister for forestry, wildlife, and fisheries after being arrested on June 14 by the NAB in relation to corruption charges against him.
Khan sent his resignation to Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar.
The PTI leader was allegedly involved in handing out illegal tenders in his ministry.
Khan previously held the provincial ministry for natural resources in 2007. He was previously a member of Pakistan Muslim League Quaid-e-Azam (PML-Q) before joining PTI.