It is possible that Imran will be held in the custody of NAB for a period of approximately four to five days.

According to a source from the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Imran Khan, the former prime minister who was arrested on Tuesday, is expected to remain in NAB’s custody for about four to five days as they seek maximum remand allowed under the law. On Wednesday, he will appear before an accountability court. The duration of physical remand has been reduced from 90 to 14 days under recent changes to the National Accountability Ordinance, 1999. The arrest of Mr Khan has been justified by NAB with the help of Rangers inside the Islamabad High Court premises in the Al-Qadir Trust case, where he allegedly obtained illegal benefits for the Al-Qadir University. NAB has completed the process of issuing a red warrant through Interpol to arrest Mr Khan’s former adviser on accountability, Shehzad Akbar, who is believed to be a key person in the case. During the investigation, NAB served notices to 21 PTI leaders, who were part of the federal cabinet when the summary to deposit money in the Supreme Court’s account was approved. Moreover, NAB has summoned real estate tycoon Malik Riaz and other beneficiaries, and the inquiry has revealed that Ali Riaz Malik and others entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement with Britain’s National Crime Agency for the repatriation of funds to the government of Pakistan. Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah accused Mr Khan and his wife of accepting Rs5bn and hundreds of kanals of land from Bahria Town for protecting the real estate firm in a money laundering case.

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